Michelle Rodriguez Threatens To Quit The Next “Fast And The Furious” Unless They Do Better For Women

The eighth Fast and the Furious movie was released on Amazon Video and iTunes yesterday, and Michelle Rodriguez celebrated the release by threatening to quit the franchise over social media. The drama never stops with this franchise. First we endure months of (maybe fake) back and forth scratching from The Rock and Vin Diesel. Now we’re getting a possible fight between Letty and the producers. What’s next? The cars of FatF starting beef with the cars from Pixar’s Cars?

According to Michelle, who has co-starred in five FatF films, she wants the next Fast and the Furious to “show some love” to the women or else she “might have to say goodbye.” There are a few recurring female characters in the FatF universe and Charlize Theron was the main villain in the last one, but for the most part they’re secondary to spinning wheels, explosions, and testosterone-pumped grunting.

This isn’t the first time Michelle has complained about the lack of female activity in the FatF films. She previously expressed her concerns to Entertainment Weekly:

“I’ve been making movies with Jordana, who plays the sister of Dom Toretto, for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her. I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity…It does weigh heavy on my head – especially in the male-dominated environment that I work in. At the end of the day, the only leverage I have as an individual is my participation.”

Fast and the Furious fans probably wouldn’t really care what gender is driving the cars, just as long as they’re still jumping bridges and shit. But I highly doubt Vin Diesel will allow it. Well, he might, but his ego won’t. He’ll show up the first day on set in a wig and heels demanding to be put on the top of the call sheet. “Oh hi gals, it’s me – Dominic’s long-lost twin sister, Dom…uh…inatrix? Sure, that works. Now who’s ready to race me?

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  1. This is a dumb basic franchise and you’ve been in there for too long, honey. Stop complaining and take your check.

  2. just me...

    LOVE anything Vin Diesel…except I agree with you on the F&F’s..never watched and never had a desire to.

  3. Doll Parts


  4. Doll Parts

    Yup. Now let’s move on to exploringthe lack of diversity in Pride & Prejudice.

  5. Her Many Cats

    This kind of sounds ridiculous after making so many FF movies. If the female chars didn’t have much contribution or exploration with the first couple of movies why would they now that the franchise is probably almost done? It was marketed at men. Maybe Michelle should get behind the camera or be more discriminating with her roles, if there are any. I don’t know that negative comments about a franchise that paid her handsomely at this point will earn her much favor in Hollywood, go figure:/

  6. Good deal Doll. If I have sit through a romcom then my date needs to know the next flick will have stuff being blown up. I can watch good stories too classic films of the 30’s 40’s 50’s.

  7. ThenTheLordMadeYolettie

    From what I’ve read of her, she doesn’t seem like a back peddler. I could be wrong, but, I think she said it and that’s that.

  8. That’s nice Michelle. Now you suddenly decide to jump on the Hollywood Feminist Bandwagon after you made enough money with previous installments. FATF is aimed at guys. They don’t wanna see a woman driving those cars. Yes, it matters who is driving that fucking car and who makes the jokes.

  9. Let’s go.

  10. Immodest Goddess

    Are you asking me out on a date? 😍

  11. Nothing wrong with that. You have to enjoy life too. Some red wine and dark chocolate sounds really good.

  12. Bayou Jasper DeKimmel

    The fact this franchise exists and persists is the same explanation for why Trump is president. Goddam trash everywhere.

  13. unoriginalusername

    It’s “Point Break” with cars

  14. I figured a lot l women went for him. I mean he was a hot piece.

  15. texasrose

    Exactly. Given how her career has gone sounds like she is taking her own career advice in quitting the only acting gig she appears to have had the last several years. Good move Michelle!

  16. Maybe she can have a topless scene!

    But in all honesty… that’s pretty much as “female-oriented” those sort of movies are going to get. FatF movies are what they are… change the concept radically and the desired audience isn’t going to come and it won’t win new eyes at this point.

    I mean, you might not like it but then again don’t participate in it being made at all.

  17. Doll Parts

    I grew up with Arnold Schwarzenegger as my Favorite Actor, so I have a healthy love of big action movies. No shame…even though i love the fuck out of ponderous arthouse film too. I just LOVE fucking movies.

  18. GothyMcGotha

    Shouldn’t everyone quit the Fast and the Furious? Are they shooting for 100?

  19. Immodest Goddess

    Those arms have eluded me for over a decade. Well…I DO like to drink wine and eat dark chocolate a fair bit.

  20. Moonlight Gypsy

    The last one was so painfully bad. How are they still making these? Ugh

  21. Lord Have Mercy

    I have never watched any of F&F movies. For some reason they just didn’t appeal to me, and I love action movies.

  22. Joker Chick

    Wait, what? I thought he was tall…

  23. Joker Chick

    I was only there for Paul Walker but…so yeah, there’s that.

  24. Joker Chick

    Buckle up, Buckaroo.

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