found on reddit
Kevin Smith: (reading a fan question) At what age did you first see a Superman film?
Amy Adams: The first time I saw it wasn’t in the theater, it was actually Superman 2, it was a gymnastics sleepover.
Maybe the reason guys dont think girls want into geek culture is that so many were bitches to openly geeky kids in middle and highschool. I myself got called a faggot by girls because i wore super hero graphic tees and ONE TIME, ONE FUCKING TIME, i read a comic book at lunch during 7th grade. When the majority of girls think “comics are lame and nerds are fucking lame” you cant complain that these guys are fucking surprised when a girl is part of the culture genuinely and not mocking or belittling it.
Maybe the reason girls were rude to you in middle and high school is because you think it’s ok to call women “bitches.” Just a thought.
Here’s the truth - bullying of any kind is horrible and unacceptable. But if you’re holding something against an entire GENDER because of what some immature HUMAN BEINGS did to you as a teenager, you might want to think about that. Like, seriously think about it. You’ve had some bad experiences and you’re using it as an excuse to further an ingrained hatred of women. This speaks to a larger problem in the “geek community,” and something I’m constantly trying to fight against. It’s also just a problem in the world for all types of people, judging based on past experiences instead of one-on-one human interactions. It’s a hard thing to overcome, being judgmental is kind of human nature, but it’s something everyone should try and avoid.
You say the “majority of girls” think negatively of nerds but you can’t know that. You’ve had a small circle of experiences that have peppered your opinion. For all I know, you could be right, I haven’t met the majority of women either, but somehow I doubt it. If anything, I think most people would be ambivalent about you being a nerd.
And I can complain that Kevin Smith is surprised by Amy Adams superhero past (especially when there was zero implication of her mocking the culture with the story she was sharing). He’s married, he has a daughter growing-up-geek, I would hope at 43-years-old he’s moved passed the assumptions he held in middle/high school. Especially considering his chosen profession and what he’s seen in the world since then. Personally, I think he knows better and I was disappointed by his reaction.