Geena Davis just gave this year's Oscars ceremony her seal of disapproval.
"It's a shame that that triumph was enveloped in an awards ceremony containing disrespect for women," the Thelma & Louise star and Academy Award winner for The Accidental Tourist told California State Assembly members today in Sacramento.
"But it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women," she added.
Sounds like someone didn't find "We Saw Your Boobs" much of a hoot.
Davis was chosen last year to chair the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, which focuses on gender equality as a socio-political and economic issue, and was in the state capital as one of 11 women being honored for their contributions to the cause.
"I might say, after last Sunday's Academy Awards, we need you more than ever," Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson told Davis today. Jackson coauthored a letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a fellow female lawmaker, denouncing what they felt was host Seth MacFarlane's repeated degrading comments about women, from "We Saw Your Boobs" to his crack about the female attendees giving themselves the flu to fit into their dresses.
The Academy defended MacFarlane's hosting job, replying in a statement, "If the Oscars are about anything, they're about creative freedom. We think the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and host Seth MacFarlane did a great job and we hope our worldwide audience found the show entertaining."
Ironically, Davis was once the target of one of Family Guy's typically random celebrity slams.
"What ever happened to Geena Davis?" Stewie, voiced by MacFarlane, inquires of his brother Chris in the 2005 episode "Petarded." "She used to be in movies, but she's not in movies anymore. She's attractive enough, but when she smiles you see too much gum. Not a good tooth-to-gum ratio."