Megan Fox: “I think I was ahead of the #MeToo movement by almost a decade”
The Jennifer’s Body actress opened up about being “ridiculed” for calling out misogynistic experiences she faced in the 2000s
Megan Fox has seen a cultural rebirth since her roles in blockbusters like Michael Bay’s Transformers flicks and Karyn Kusama’s horror-comedy Jennifer’s Body.
Jennifer’s Body, in which she plays a demon-possessed girl with a penchant for males, has gained cult appeal among a new generation of moviegoers,
bringing new life to the sardonic horror film that was widely misinterpreted by critics when it was released in 2009.
Along with Jennifer’s Body, Fox’s image has shifted as a result of their coverage of her throughout the 2000s.
It’s easier to witness the misogyny Fox endured on a daily basis in 2o22, from the hyper-fixation on her body after being labelled a sex symbol to the criticism Fox received for speaking out about her experiences on set.
“I believe I was almost a decade ahead of the #MeToo movement,” Fox says. “Back in 2008 and 2009, well before people were ready to embrace or tolerate it,
I was always speaking out against some of the horrible, misogynistic, patriarchal things that were going on in Hollywood.”