Fast And Furious cast still unable to tell women from cars

Matt Looker

29th June 2017

Fresh concerns have arisen regarding the ability of the Fast And Furious cast to tell the difference between women and cars after franchise regular Michelle Rodriguez called out the need for "female characters with better parts".

Threatening to quit the movie series if her demands aren't met, the move has been met with confusion by industry heads who are unsure at this point if they need to hire better writers or book in MOTs. It's a dilemma that has, in the past, spelled trouble for the blockbuster property with the previous instalment accidentally receiving a last-minute rewrite from a Kwik Fit fitter.

This is just the latest development in a long history of the issue, which really came to light following a scene in Fast & Furious (estimated to be the fourth film in the franchise, but really at this point it's impossible to tell).

The scene in question sees an attractive woman ask man-shaped meatball Dominic Toretto "Are you one of those boys who prefers cars to women?"
. His reply - "I’m one of those boys that appreciates a fine body regardless of the make" - gave the first indication that the cast and crew of the popular film property might have an genuine blindspot when it comes to differentiating human women from automobiles.

According to reports, this kind of misunderstanding happens often when filming race scenes.

Re-examination of the previous films highlighted instances of Dom constantly referring to his car using female pronouns, and reports have leaked recently of actor Vin Diesel taking photos of a convertible on set, only to be heard later boasting about having "amazing topless photos".

However, an early interview has recently surfaced in which Diesel gets asked about his film's distributor and he immediately praises the ignition system of his character's 1970 Dodge Charger.

This has led some medical experts to claim that the proposed condition of Female Car Blindness doesn't really exist and Diesel is just simply a muscle-brained lunk-head. However, Rodriguez's recent comments are likely to cast doubt on this suggestion. Or at least indicate that it's both.

UPDATE: Vin Diesel has thrown further confusion into the mix following Michelle Rodriguez's recent announcement. Publicly responding to the actress, he has urged her, when discussing the future of the female characters in the Fast And Furious films, to "be careful of spoilers".

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