The star of a new thriller/mystery movie 'Red Sparrow' has recently become the talk of the town when at a photo-call for the said movie, she chose to wear a black tight-fit and revealing dress, not suited for cold weather. Commentators on social media did not shy away from harsh words aimed at Lawrence.

What about the movie itself?

'Red Sparrow' is a recently released movie which focuses on Dominika Egorova, a Russian spy played by Lawrence.

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Yet, during her first missions against the CIA, she comes to unravel secrets that could potentially threaten both countries' governments. Soon after the premiere, critics recognized Lawrence's acting as what carries the movie from being just another mediocre thriller.

The plot has received less favorable criticisms. In general, the movie received mixed reviews and an average of 63% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and 56 points on Metacritic. If you find yourself craving a similar-plot movie try watching 'Salt' with Angelina Jolie, this movie seems to provide what 'Red Sparrow' ultimately did not.

Lawrence's response

It is quite ironic that this average movie with sub-par plot line received most attention from the dress accident. Lawrence herself responded in a long Facebook post. She called the controversial situation "sexist", "ridiculous" and "not feminist". She noted that even if there was snow on the set she would have still came out in the dress to show it off as a great fan a fashion. She ended up the rant commending that people "get a grip" and that ultimately it is her choice and she should not have to deal with the harsh critiques simply for choosing to wear a more revealing dress.

Lawrence's full post can be read here;

With a massive following of almost 17 millions on Facebook, her fans instantly poured a sea of comments commending the actress for speaking out and bashing those who criticized the outfit.

The co-star of the movie, Australian actor Joel Edgerton, weighed on the situation in a press interview for 'Red Sparrow' premiere. The actor has been reported to have said that: "it seemed like the fact that there were men in coats was one part of the story, the fact that Jen was in her dress was another part of the story, and the fact that we were in London and it was cold became another part. All of those elements created this controversy. I said to Jen jokingly that it seemed like the fact that there were men in coats was one part of the story, the fact that Jen was in her dress was another part of the story, and the fact that we were in London and it was cold became another part. All of those elements created this controversy."

The actor criticized people bashing Lawrence's outfit and recommended on focusing instead on another, more important matter in the US which are sex assaults on US college campuses.

At least the movie producers must be happy with the controversy as without it there would not have been much news about 'Red Sparrow' at all.