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ava duvernay to men whining about her hiring women: “sue me so that i can sue every studio that has left women out”

May 7, 2018
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Not one to shy away from tough discussion pertaining to inclusion in Hollywood and discrimination more broadly, director Ava DuVernay responded reports of “complaints” over DuVernay’s decisions to work with only women directors on her hit TV show, OWN’s “Queen Sugar”. According to Vanity Fair, DuVernay explained how a “friend” and fellow member of the Directors Guild of America called her to express “concern” over DuVernay’s inclusive hiring practices. Inclusive to storytellers whose perspectives are often left out of the narrative.

In true DuVernay fashion, the history-making director had the perfect clap back for her lil’ friend: “Thank you, friend, thank you for that call. I invite you to tell whoever is feeling discriminated against to sue me so that I can sue every studio that has left women out . . . ’cause we can do this, if that’s what you want to do.”

Thanks, but no thanks.