James Cameron: Sci-Fi Is Still Working on Its ‘Stale, Male, and Pale’ Problem

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'But as Hollywood changes its perception of science fiction, Cameron stressed that the genre itself needs to continue to evolve from its origins of being too “stale, male and pale.”

“It was white guys talking about rockets,” Cameron said of early sci-fi. “The female authors didn’t come into it until the ’50s and ’60s and a lot of them had to operate under pseudonyms.”

But even now, “women are still unrepresented in science fiction as they are in Hollywood in general,” he said. “When 14 percent of all film directors in the industry are female, and they represent 50 percent of the population, that’s a big delta there that needs to get rectified.”'

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... "stale"? Or 2001: A Space Odessey? Long, yes. Dull in places, yes, but by design. That was meant to convey how boring being in space actually is.

I doubt anyone would say the last half hour was stale.

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