- Natalie Portman wore a gown embroidered with the names of female directors who had been snubbed by the Oscars.
- Actress Rose McGowan posted a lengthy diatribe on her Facebook account, calling Portman out as a fraud.
- Neither McGowan or Portman come out of this situation smelling of roses, but McGowan is right.
Natalie Portman probably thought she was making a courageous statement when she trotted out at the Oscars wearing a gown embroidered with the names of snubbed female directors. I doubt she expected the blowback that she got from Rose McGowan.
The truth is that Natalie Portman is the last person to be banging the drum on female director representation at any awards ceremony.