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‘Promising Young Woman’: Will the Oscars respect female rage like they usually do male rage?

‘Promising Young Woman’: Will the Oscars respect female rage like they usually do male rage?

When a man is mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore, the Oscars are more likely to take notice than when a woman is. That’s largely a function of overall gender disparities in Hollywood: when a man does just about anything, it’s more likely to be noticed by the Oscars than when a woman does. But this year “Promising Young Woman” is an especially pointed expression of female rage. Will the academy be more receptive to it than usual.

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There are many, wide-ranging examples of male outrage, aggression or revenge in Oscar history, from Howard Beale in “Network” (Best Actor winner Peter Finch in a Best Picture nominee) to Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” (Best Actor nominee Robert De Niro in a Best Picture nominee), the avenging Nazi-hunters in “Inglourious Basterds” (Best Picture

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