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Director George Miller On Why "Mad Max: Fury Road" Needed A Female Lead

SPOILERS: You can't have dudes going around stealing women.

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The plot and Furiosa's central role have led to some online Men's Rights Activists to call for a boycott calling it "feminist propaganda".

"Men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda," read one blog post.


Miller further explained to BuzzFeed's Adam B. Vary last week...

"(Furiosa's) the one who decides to escape [Joe] as [Max] is reduced to being a wild captive animal. She initiates the events of the story. He has got this more powerful, immediate, visceral motive.

"She's basically a female road warrior. He's the one who undergoes most change. … They're pretty equal."

Watch the full interview with Miller on Monday night, 7:30pm (AEST) on SBS2.