Some statements from Sean Penn have quickly made the rounds of the net and will now require damage control from the actor and his agents.


During an interview with The Independent for the promotion of his new film as director, Flag Day , Penn was reflecting on what he calls a certain “arrogance of white American males” who believe that “the American Dream that has been promised to them. it is their due “.

Sean Penn then elaborated on this portrait of today’s man by stating that there would be “an absence of male behavior” in today’s society. The actor further elaborated:

I am among those who believe that men in American society have been heavily feminized. I don’t think being a brute or a numb person or disrespecting women has anything to do with masculinity, or ever had one. But I don’t think that, to be fair to women, we should become women.

Sean Penn later reiterated his position in another interview:

I think men, as far as I’m concerned, have been quite feminized. I have very strong women in my life who don’t see masculinity as a sign of oppression towards them. There are a lot, I think, of cowardly geniuses that lead people to give up on jeans and wear skirts.

The plot and cast of Flag Day

Written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth ( Edge of Tomorrow , Indiana Jones 5 ), Flag Day is based on Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life , Jennifer Vogel ‘s autobiography , here interpreted by Dylan Penn. The story takes place over two decades and sees the protagonist struggling with a father with a criminal career. There is also another member of the Penn family, Hopper Jack Penn , as Jennifer’s brother. Vikings ‘ Katheryn Winnick is the mother.

The cast also includes Josh Brolin, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan and Bailey Noble . The film is produced by William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin. Maximilien Arvelaiz, Lawrence Kopeikin, Thorsten Schumacher, Vincent Maraval, Sidney Kimmel, Allen Liu, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Vaishali Mistry and John Wildermuth are the executive producers.

In Italy, Flag Day will be distributed by Lucky Red. HERE the trailer.