Director 'Overrated:' Kathryn Bigelow's Work Questioned By Screenwriter

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The writer of Lindsay Lohan's next film called acclaimed film director Kathryn Bigelow "overrated" on Thursday and added that she is only popular because of her sex appeal.  

Bret Easton Ellis posted comments on his Twitter account that called into question Bigelow's directing and pointed out that, in his opinion, the popularity surrounding her films are not well deserved. 

"Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days, K-19 The Widowmaker, Blue Steel, The Hurt Locker. Are we talking about visionary filmmaking or just OK junk?" he wrote regarding the films Bigelow directed and won honors for.

Bigelow took home the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing in 2010 for "The Hurt Locker," making her the first woman to win the noted award. Among the directors nominated in the category was her ex-husband, James Cameron, for his directing on "Avatar." Bigelow's film also won Best Motion Picture of the Year at the same award's ceremony.

Ellis also made comments on Thursday about Bigelow's looks. He wrote, "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."

The Los Angeles native noted that Bigelow's film "Zero Dark Thirty" - about the hunt and capture of Osama bin Laden - might win critics' awards during the awards season, but that the Best Picture Oscar will no doubt go to "Silver Linings Playbook." He explained his prediction by simply stating, "This is how it always happens."

Representatives for Bigelow have not commented on Ellis' statements and the director made no mention of it on her Twitter account at time of publication. 

Ellis is the writer of Lohan's next film titled "The Canyons," which is expected to come out in 2013. Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" will be released before the year is over.

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