ET’s Gender Debated After Elizabeth Banks’ Steven Spielberg Criticism

The internet is suddenly pondering the gender of classic movie alien E.T. after Elizabeth Banks knocked Steven Spielberg for a lack women leads in his movies.

At an awards show this week, Banks said the director had never made a film with a female protagonist. She was quickly reminded on the spot (and vehemently on Twitter) of Spielberg’s seminal film “The Color Purple” — and apologized for her omission on Thursday.

But the comments also inspired some levity on social media, as...

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