Charlize Theron Has the Best Explanation for Why 'Mad Max' Is Feminist

You tell 'em, Furiosa.

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Mad Max:Fury Road, a sci-fi action film in which rebels Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron) fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, is already being hailed by critics as an exhilarating and intellectual work of art.

Unfortunately, it's also being trolled by "men's rights activists" for being, as one author put it (opens in new tab), a "feminist piece of propaganda posing as a guy flick" because Charlize Theron "sure talked a lot during the trailers" and had the audacity to "bark orders" at the male lead. When the author found out that the director consulted Eve Ensler, the author of "The Vagina Monologues," about sex slavery, that really threw him over the edge.

Luckily, while at a panel at Cannes this week, Theron had the perfect, eloquent response to why these guys can suck it.

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See, you don't have to work so hard to create a movie that's considered "feminist." You just have to acknowledge that (gasp!) women have a lot of the same feelings as men because (gasp!) we're all human.

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Yep, pretty much.

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