Chris McKay, director of the very successful LEGO Movie, and future director of the soon-to-be-successful LEGO Movie sequel, is pretty happy with the job he did, but wants to improve the representation of the fairer sex in LEGO-land (LEGOLand? LEGOLAND? LEGO-Lan? Whatever).
To that end, McKay vows to meet the standards he’s setting for himself by developing female characters who make the film “more powerful and special.” Pretty noble for a guy in the LEGO industry.
McKay’s aspirations notwithstanding, the original film passed the Blechdel Test, which serves as a loose barometer of the strength of female characters in a work of fiction. In order to pass, the film must feature two female characters talking to each other about something other than a man.
That’s a lot of gender roles and LEGO talk mixed together, now isn’t it?