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Does Michael Bay's Portrayal of Women Bug You?

Does Michael Bay's Portrayal of Women Bug You?


It's no secret that Michael Bay loves to put extremely sexy women in his movies. When it comes to the Transformers movies, though, the gratuitous way he shoots Megan Fox seems a bit over-the-top, even for him.

Bay recently told reporters that it's "for the young boys" and Fox says says the treatment of women as sexual objects in film is part of what must be done "if you want to make movies that people want to see."

So does Bay's portrayal of women ever bother you? Or is it just good sexy fun?

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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redchick152 redchick152 8 years
eh...he does what all other filmmakers do. LOL @ whoever said MF looks like a burnt out ex porn star!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
it was a little offensive and unrealistic.
mommie mommie 8 years
So, Michael Bay thinks its OK to treat women as objects because the movie targets young boys!!!!!OMG Bay is a jerk and I would never go see his movies. Where does he think young boys get some of their ideas about women. WHERE ARE THE ROLE MODELS????
a-million-suns a-million-suns 8 years
I totally agree with Phil!
joanne_lummy joanne_lummy 8 years
i think if you go to see a Michael Bay film you know three things for certain its full of large explosions, great CGI and sexy girls. If you dont like it dont see it surely??
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I don't care about seeing his movies in general. And I've already questioned Megan Fox's appeal. Her stupid comments just make me question it even more. The one that bugged me the most is implying that a female actress would only be using "big" words only to prove she isn't stupid. Women can be articulate, Megan. They're not trying to prove they aren't dumb.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Let's put an unattractive girl in the lead role and see what happens... It's ridiculous I think to believe that he tells these girls to act super sexy, especially when that girl is Megan Fox. She probably wanted to do the whole movie in a towel. It's possible!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Well, considering he objectifies guys as well (countless shirtless and tight jeans scenes), it's equally gratuitous. While I'm not a Bay fan, I have to agree with Smacks83 and giving him props for making Megan gain weight.
Retro23 Retro23 8 years
I don't mind. I was glad to hear that he insisted she gain a bit of weight for the sequel though, that impressed me.
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
I thought that Fox's poses were a little unnatural and forced for the film, to make her look sexy. She looks good most of the time, even though her lips are crazy from the plastic surgery.
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 8 years
Megan Fox should not be saying women have to be portrayed in such a manner to get people to see movies in one breath and then complain in the next that she's worried about being labeled a sexpot like Scarlet Johanssen.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
I think boys would go just to see things get blown up in this case
eveday eveday 8 years
I had never watched a Michael Bay's movie before Transformers (the first one). And I swear I'd rather have my fingers hammered than watching another one again.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
I don't think you can be upset with Michael Bay's portrayal of women without dragging a whole slew of other filmmakers, musicians, tv producers, etc. into the mix. A lot of artists protray women as sexual objects. It's up to the viewer if they choose to see it as art, entertainment, or offensive. That aside, I just stay away from Bay's movies because I don't find them entertaining. Nothing to do with the women as sex objects thing.
Phil Phil 8 years
BTW, Roger Ebert's review of Transformers 2--effing hilarious! I love when he gets snarky on bad movies.
Phil Phil 8 years
Michael Bay's portrayal of anything bugs me. It's amazing to me that people continue to consume his films. I suppose sometimes you just want to zone out to something loud, bright and flashy, but why not just get a strobe light, put on some industrial music, pour some gasoline on a toy car, turn up the stereo and set it on fire? If you film it, it'll probably be on par with what Michael Bay does.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
He's right, its mostly young boys that see his films so of course he's going to show lots of hot girls. Points for Bay for making Fox gain weight because he didn't want a skin and bones chick in his film (guys like meatier girls, the only people who like skin and bones tend to be other women. weird). That said I still think Megan Fox looks like a burnt out ex-porn star.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 8 years
I go see Michael Bay movies for the action, so I'm not really concerned with the portrayal of women.
buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
I hate Micheal Bay... He makes movies where the only thing substantial are the explosions. And I need a movie to have a little bit more content to make me happy.
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