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Michelle Rodriguez Is Right: 5 Ways the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Should Position Its Female Stars

Michelle Rodriguez Is Right: 5 Ways the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Should Position Its Female Stars

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Now eight films in, the “Fast and Furious” franchise keeps chugging along to big box office returns and a seemingly unstoppable string of storylines, but at least one member of the crew would like to see a few changes under the hood. Earlier this week, star Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram to ask that series “show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one,” implying she might not stick around if some changes weren’t mad. She’s not wrong, because while the series has plenty of interesting, cool, and diverse ladies as part of its ranks, it’s often neglected to put them in the driver’s seat. That needs to change.

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