“In the Virginia Woolf speech she gave that was turned into the book A Room of One’s Own, she says, ‘Men don’t know what women do when they’re not there,’” Gerwig said. “Which is a very simple truth, but it is truth. They don’t know . . . I was in the position of being able to access some truth that you would never be able to have if you were a guy, because you aren’t there when mothers and daughters are fighting alone or when best friends are talking. What is the experience of being the teenage girl while you’re with a guy . . . that emotional experience, as opposed to the romantic-comedy tropes?”
Tavi, things I did not know. If only Fearless Girl was a guerilla act I’d be all for it, but to learn they put it up without the Raging Bull artist’s go-ahead? That’s a no-go in the art work. Disrespectful. Appropriation.
“In effect, Fearless Girl has appropriated the strength and power of Charging Bull. Of course Di Modica is outraged by that. A global investment firm has used a global advertising firm to create a faux work of guerrilla art to subvert and change the meaning of his actual work of guerrilla art. That would piss off any artist.” bit.ly/2pHToZf
“And yet, there she is, the Fearless Girl. I love the little statue of the girl in the Peter Pan pose. And I resent that shes a marketing tool. I love that she actually IS inspiring to young women and girls. And I resent that shes a fraud. I love that she exists. And I resent the reasons she was created.”
It’s a man’s world. Dumb. Freaky Friday, anybody?