Charlie Kaufman Has No Idea How to Write Women as People

In the filmmaker’s new movie, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ he’s still using women as props for neurotic men

The young woman played by Jessie Buckley in the film I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Photo: Netflix

In a Charlie Kaufman movie, the universe may be cruel and indifferent, but it usually sends women to do its dirty work.

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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