She-Hulk Director Says Complaints About Bad CGI Are Because “Our Culture Believes In Female Body Possession”

The director of the new series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”. shot back on complaints about the computer-generated images, blaming society’s tendency to claim ownership of women’s bodies.

The new Marvel Studios series, starring the superhero character She-Hulk, was met with disappointing response from some viewers after the first trailer was released months ago.

A second trailer appeared to show improved graphics, but complaints lingered.

In a virtual panel to publicize the show, the lead actress and director defended the impact to their critics.

“I think we have to be very aware that working conditions aren’t always optimal and that they’ve made these amazing strides in this industry,” said Tatiana Maslany, the actress who portrays She-Hulk.

“I watch it and it doesn’t look like a video game cutscene,” she added. “I can see the character’s mind. I am in awe of what they are doing.”

The show’s director, Kat Coiro, was more direct.

“As for the criticism of CGI, I think it has to do with our culture’s belief in female body ownership.” She said.

“I think a lot of the criticism comes from the feeling that they can tear the CGI woman apart,” Coiro explained. “There’s been a lot of talk about her body type, and we’ve been basing it on Olympic athletes, not bodybuilders. But I think if we had gone the other way, we would have faced the same criticism. I think it’s very hard to win when you’re making women’s bodies.”

She also defended the show against complaints from special effects artists about poor working conditions on Marvel Studios projects.

Coiro has said in others job interviews that the series will be focused through a “female lens” rather than the traditional “male gaze” that pervades the comics medium, and that “inclusiveness” is a big part of the show.

The nine-episode series is scheduled for release on the Disney+ streaming platform on August 18.

Here’s the latest trailer for the ‘She-Hulk’ series:

Official Trailer | She-Hulk: Lawyer | Disney+ She-Hulk Director Says Complaints About Bad CGI Are Because “Our Culture Believes In Female Body Possession”

Laura Coffey

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