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Jurassic World director talks about that 'sexist' clip

2015-06-05 22:00

Los Angeles  - Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has accepted Joss Whedon's claim that a teaser of the new movie is "sexist".

The 38-year-old director - who's already confirmed he won't return to helm another film in the franchise - has reaffirmed the view that the teaser clip plays on outdated stereotypes, but has also insisted his movie centres more on the role played by actress Bryce Dallas Howard and not Chris Pratt.

Responding to Joss' claims that the clip is "70s era sexist", Colin told Italian publication Bad Taste: "I wonder why [Universal] chose a clip like that, that shows an isolated situation within a movie that has an internal logic. That starts with characters that are almost archetypes, stereotypes that are deconstructed as the story progresses.

"The real protagonist of the movie is [Bryce's on-screen character] Claire and we embrace her femininity in the story's progression. There's no need for a female character that does things like a male character, that's not what makes interesting female characters in my view. Bryce and I have talked a lot about these concepts and aspects of her character."

The controversy erupted following the release of a clip which shows Chris Pratt's character attempting to flirt with Bryce's Claire Dearing.

Joss tweeted: "I'm too busy wishing this clip wasn't 70's era sexist.

"She's a stiff, he's a life-force - really? Still?"

Watch the clip here:

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