‘Birds Of Prey’ Director Suggests WB Jacked-Up Her Cut Of The Film, Too

So apparently this is going to be a thing now, with every DCEU movie director complaining their cut of the movie wasn’t allowed to see the light of day. Following Zack Snyder’s Justice League and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, it’s Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan’s turn. She showed solidarity with Ayer when he tweeted complaints that he had to reshoot scenes which were “too dark”, and suggested she went through the same thing…

What’s funny about this is it kicked off a whole exchange between Yan and “journalist” Grace Randolph (she may be a fellow CCA member but I’m not a fan) who tried to use the director’s tweet as confirmation of a rumor she’d like to take credit for. That rumor involved the editing out of a storyline centered on villain Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and some lost dick pics. Another aspect of it had young Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) swallowing the dick pics, which some claimed was akin to pedophilia.

Anyway, Yan clarified what was really going on but she and Randolph (who was backed by her legion of apparent followers?) kept going at it anyway. Since I’m 100% certain Randolph didn’t have shit to do with the script, and has probably never seen it, I’m going to side with Yan on this one. The problem seems to be that Randolph can’t admit a rumor she helped spread was wrong, and Yan didn’t do a very good job of explaining why it was wrong straight from the beginning.

You can read the whole Twitter thread below.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.