# Advocates Against Sexism
8 Oct 2015
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, talking about the recent selection of author Seth Grahame-Smith — who has zero prior feature directing experience — to direct the new The Flash movie , Ava DuVernay said
You mean to tell me that there are no women who might have already made a film who might have been worth talking to for The Flash. You’re a major studio saying, It doesn’t matter if you have experience or not, we still want him. I don’t know that guy, and he’s probably the greatest guy, but as a woman filmmaker, I have to think, what does that say about that choice? It’s always the young, cool hipster white guy. Always.
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