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Jane Campion response to Sam Elliott's #ThePoweroftheDog Comments (Variety)

I mean, I already said she's one of my favorite directors. Give her the Oscar just for this.

Jane Campion responds to Sam Elliott's #ThePowerOfTheDog comments: "I'm sorry, he was being a little bit of a B-I-T-C-H. He's not a cowboy; he's an actor. The West is a mythic space and there's a lot of room on the range. I think it's a little bit sexist."

On Marc Maron’s WTF podcast recently, Elliott complained that Campion’s Western was “a piece of sh*t,” with “allusions of homosexuality,” comparing the cowboy characters to Chippendales dancers that “wear bow ties and not much else” and who are “running around in chaps and no shirts.”

He also tore into New Zealander Campion for making an American story, saying, “What the f*ck does this woman from down there know about the American West?”

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