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Natalie Portman Favours Movies With Women Portrayed In Strong Roles

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Hollywood star Natalie Portman states that she likes to watch movies where women are portrayed in strong roles.

Portman says, lack of movies in Hollywood centering around women in the lead roles is rather disappointing and the actress finds it hard to watch any of such movies.

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"I don't have a problem with that point of view because it is a totally legitimate point of view - I'm glad to get insight into how straight white male minds work. It's just that we're not having other points of view," Portman said in a statement.

"As a female audience member, it's really hard for me to watch these movies where women don't exist. There are so many movies where it's literally 20 men and no female character, or there's a female character who's, like, the wife on the phone." Portman explained.

"I'm kind of not interested in watching it," she added.

Portman, also added that "desire is the language of cinema" and since there is an uneven ratio of men to women movie-makers, it causes a great imbalance to the plot construction and stories.

"It's hard because desire is the language of cinema. And because it's been so male-dominated, the story of cinema is male desire and a female object of desire." added Portman.

"I don't necessarily have a problem with that, it's just that we don't have the counter, we don't have the expression of female desire. We become the object of desire, not the subject of desire. Women have been made to feel guilty or bad for desiring food, or sex, or power," said the actress.

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