Zoe Kravitz said she had to rewrite her directorial debut Pussy Island after the #MeToo movement.
Talking to ElleKravitz revealed that the script had been in the works for over five years but she changed it after sexual abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein came to light.
Kravitz, who also participated Batmansaid of Weinstein and his convictions for rape and sexual assault: “I started writing it before MeToo, before Harvey. [Weinstein]. Then the world started to have a conversation, so [the script] has changed a lot”.
She continued: “It became more about a power struggle and what that power struggle means. I’ve rewritten it a million times. Now we’re like, ‘Holy s ***. We are doing this! ‘”
Pussy IslandThe film will star Channing Tatum and Naomi Ackie, Kravitz’s boyfriend, described as a psychological thriller that takes place on a tech entrepreneur’s mysterious private island.
Kravitz also said the script was inspired by the “absence of conversations around how women are treated specifically in the entertainment industry.”
She added that for the first time she had a “nervous moment” behind the camera. Kravitz has starred in several blockbuster movies such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Amazing Beasts and Where to Find Them but Pussy Island will be her directorial debut.
As a director for the first time, she commented, “I know the story too well and I’m trying to focus less on ‘Will I do a good job?’ and more on ‘What is my intention?’ “
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/zoe-kravitz-metoo-film-b2015773.html Zoe Kravitz rewrote the film to factor in the MeToo movement