Film Critic Slammed For Pervy Review Of Upcoming Dora The Explorer Movie

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Gross. 

As if the movie industry hasn’t learned its lesson, a well-known film reviewer Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter has been slammed for his ‘gross’ review of the upcoming kid’s film Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Per his The Hollywood Reporter film review, Todd complained about the film (which is rated PG, FYI) not being ‘sexualised’ enough, saying: 

“There's a palpable gap you can't help but notice between the essentially innocent, borderline-pubescent nature of the leading characters and the film itself, and the more confident and mature vibes emanating from the leading actors,” he writes.

“The director seems to be trying to keep the hormones at bay, but there are some things you just can't disguise, perhaps human nature first and foremost.”

“Dora seems committed to projecting a pre-sexualized version of youth, while throbbing unacknowledged beneath the surface is something a bit more real, its presence rigorously ignored.”

“To be believed, this story should have been set in 1955.”

The 69-year-old critic’s use of the word “throbbing”, amongst other troubling comments, were slammed left and right by fellow reviewers as well as commenters on the interweb. As expected, it was judgement day for the veteran writer as Twitter unleashed its wrath.

The news comes after actress Brie Larson criticised the lack of diversity between movie critics and the prominence of “white dudes” in entertainment coverage. In a Variety event, she said:

“[Audiences] are not allowed enough chances to read public discourse on these films by the people that the films were made for.

“I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about ‘[A] Wrinkle in Time.’ It wasn’t made for him.”

“I want to know what it meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial."

Wethinks she's on to something there. 

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