Elizabeth Banks Defends 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot Against 'Sexist' Critics
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The 'Pitch Perfect' star says she's 'totally fine' with the criticisms but she suggests that the movie critics would likely be less harsh with their feedback if it was a male-fronted franchise.

AceShowbiz - Elizabeth Banks has hit back at criticism over her "Charlie's Angels" reboot, suggesting there wouldn't be the same backlash if it was a male-fronted franchise.

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska appear as the new Angels in the action movie, which dropped on Friday, November 15, and speaking to the Wall Street Journal's WSJ. Magazine, filmmaker Banks lashed out at sexist critics of the flick.

"You've had 37 Spider-Man movies and you're not complaining," she insisted. "I think women are allowed to have one or two action franchises every 17 years."

Adding that she feels "totally fine" with some of the negative response, the actress-turned-director, who also stars in the film, went on to liken making a movie to giving birth, and admitted she's relieved to be on the other side of the experience.

"It's really hard, and then three months later, you're like, look at our baby," Banks explained. "You've already forgotten the trauma of the entire experience. I'm on the other side of it and living in the positivity right now."

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