Post by Thandie
My dear friends George Miller and Doug Mitchell managed to condense 12 years of a project in the making, into a 2 hour jaw dropping spectacle.
George Miller and Doug Mitchell-the double act.
George directed, and Doug produced. They’re my boys – having both been producers on my first film back in 1989 – ‘Flirting’.
And today, with the thunder of mutant muscle cars an echo, I’m left awestruck by the power of women, as captured in the film. It’s no coincidence that George invited Eve Ensler to consult when making the film.
Dude! I’m reminded of another of my favourite George Miller films –The Witches of Eastwick. Miller, described aptly as a ‘mastermind’ on the ‘Max poster – is simply comfortable with the awesome power of Woman.
It’s one of the reasons his films resonate powerfully on a sub conscious level – it’s not illustrated with words, or visuals, but it’s at the core, the DRIVE behind every decision he makes.
He has a fundamental sense of the truth, which is; honour the power of women, honour yourself, and the future is wide open to you.
You don’t have to be a Guru, or a scientist, or a feminist, or a transexual, or a Mamas Boy, or a sad little girl. You just need to be informed.
Once you are aware and accepting, everything falls into place – the natural order of things weave together and start to jog along with you. Everyone needs to get it – the way we ‘get’ that oxygen keeps us alive. It’s a fact. Women are extraordinary.
What is also a fact, is that history has conspired a story which casts women as (relative to men) weak, untrustworthy, passive, censorious and rapeable.
First and foremost women shouldn’t be judged in relation to men – from the rib or whatever. Consider the reality – man COMES FROM woman.
From the get go that puts the infant in the vulnerable position, and the mother all powerful. This is a good example because power doesn’t mean the powerful wreak havoc, lie and exploit those that are vulnerable (that’s not what a mother tends to do!) In fact, the tendency for aggression comes from insecurity; fear that they are LESS powerful. Don’t fight it, feel it.
Take a look at Fury Road and see the wisdom from great storytelling.