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Female Rage Is Real and Shouldn’t Be Minimized, Says ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn

Female rage is at the forefront of Gillian Flynn’s novels. Her memorable female protagonists, including Amy Dunne (Gone Girl) and Camille Preaker (Sharp Objects), exemplify the complexities of emotion and behavior as well as how female anger is oppressed by societal gender rules. Through her complex protagonists, Flynn hopes to open the floor about female anger and cease ignoring and minimizing it. 

 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, In Flynn expressed her views towards female anger, why we ignore it, and why we need to let women voice their frustrations.

 

“I think there’s a deep societal fear of female rage, partly because it hasn’t been experienced a lot,” Flynn told Vanity Fair. “Men—I speak in vast generalities—are often very afraid of what they don’t know how to handle. And they haven’t had to handle female rage a lot, and they think they need to handle it.”

 

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Amy Adams as Camille Preaker in Sharp Objects (2018) | HBO

 

Flynn also discussed female anger, or lack thereof in regards to the #MeToo movement, a phenomenon which has heavily exposed the gross sexual harassment many women have experienced. According to Flynn, though the movement would be as an appropriate time as ever to voice female anger, many females have been urged to react differently.

 

But I’ll tell you what concerns me: there’s a lot of shushing going on. I keep doing these panel discussions where I hear women advising that we shouldn’t be angry, that we shouldn’t be approaching this [#MeToo moment] with anger, that we should embrace this moment with care and gentleness. And I think that’s insane.

 

“There’s a huge place for anger right now—particularly for the many, many women who’ve been violated—and this is a time to be angry. Let’s be very angry. Constructive anger is a very useful tool, and is a very important thing to express.”

 

Read the full interview here.

 

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Get a First Look at Amy Adams in HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Adaptation

Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects is coming to HBO in an eight-part miniseries and we’ve got our first look! Get your first look at Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly here.

 

 

Flynn wrote the screenplay for David Fincher’s 2014 Gone Girl adaptation, for which she won a Critics’ Choice Award. She has co-written the script for Sharp Objects alongside Marti Noxon (UnREAL). The series will be directed by Big Little Lies showrunner Jean-Marc Vallée.

 

Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker and Patricia Clarkson plays her mother, Adora. Adams and Clarkson can essentially do no wrong, so their performances alone are worth the space on your DVR. But also it’s another female-led crime thriller from Vallée. You have reason to get hyped! To top it all off, the wait isn’t too long. Sharp Objects is set to premiere on HBO this summer.

 

Here is the book’s summary, courtesy of the publisher:

 

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

 

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