Yesterday, some comments Frank Miller made to Playboy magazine made their way around the web and caused quite a stir. Bleeding Cool posted a story about it right away because Rich Johnston is a dirty birdie who's always looking at photos of naked ladies. Here's what Miller had to say:
PLAYBOY: Your work is clearly influenced by film noir and pulp magazines. Do you prefer the older ideal of masculinity to the one you see represented in culture these days?
MILLER: I believe there has been a crisis of masculinity in modern times, and the 1940s-style gentleman needs to make a comeback—the sort of man who opens the door for women and compliments them and does things for them. I believe it’s a biological function of men, because we tend to be larger than women, to be protective of them. If I were to try to zero in, comic-book-like, on when masculinity went awry, I’d say it was when Rod Stewart sang, “You are my lover, you’re my best friend,” rather than allowing there to be two people in his life who served two very important functions.
After learning about the comments, Rod Stewart reportedly responded in a recorded video statement:
What do you think of that, Miller? Who's the goddamn Batman now?!
Go check out Miller's Playboy interview for more insanity, including how he walks out of Batman movies and how the government of Iran is scared of him. Miller, fortunately, does not appear nude during the interview.
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