The full article- including details on the "backlash", and links to the critics' online posts- are available on The Daily Caller website.The Daily Caller wrote:47-Minute, Womanless Cut Of ‘The Last Jedi’ Sends Media Into Triggerland
Ian Miles Cheong, 3:29 PM, 01/16/2018
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has garnered both praise from critics who lauded its departure from the franchise’s formula, and ire from long-time fans who say it missed the mark. Chief among the complaints, beyond the unbalanced pacing and needless subplots, concerned the movie’s heavy-handed progressive messaging.
To that end, an anonymous user—a troll with too much time on their hands—created a 47-minute cut of the film with its female presence drastically cut down. It’s a hundred minutes shorter than the actual movie, the cut is as linear as a bad dream and it focuses entirely on its male characters without any of the character development given to Rey—one of the The Last Jedi’s finer elements.
Called “The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit (aka The Chauvinist Cut),” the cut-down version is clearly intended to satirize the complaints about the movie’s heavy focus on Finn’s aimless sidekick, Rose (who’s referred to as “Asian chick” and “China girl), and the pink-haired admiral played by Laura Dern. Most of their scenes, along with Leia’s and Rey’s, are significantly reduced.
The Kylo Ren and Rey battle sequence is also re-edited to de-emphasize Rey’s martial prowess.
Just to make the joke obvious, the fight between Finn and Captain Phasma is cut down to Finn striking Phasma down with a single blow. The description reads:Despite having every indication of being a work of satire, the cut has sparked a backlash from the progressive media who are lamenting what they see as an insurgence of men’s rights activists in the geek community.“Women are naturally weaker than men, she isn’t force-sensitive, and we know nothing about any exo-skeleton in her suit.”
Has anyone seen the "Chauvinist Cut"? Is it as bad as the critics say?