Fans of Big Little Lies the HBO drama with essentially all the top actresses in the world, demand that the network be a director's cut after a season by Oscar winner Andrea Arnold second season of the series released According to reports, she was rejected by male colleagues and lost the creative control.
On Friday, IndieWire reported that Arnold – an English director whose films Red Road Fish Tank and American Honey all won the jury's award in Cannes – were engaged as a director of the second season, their work was dramatically changed in post-production.
According to the report, Arnold Initially, filming had been given free rein, but showrunner David E. Kelly and others had secretly intended Jean-Marc Vallée, a first-season executive producer and director, to finish filming to do the post-processing. Production so the show resemb led Season 1
17 additional days of shooting were held, in which Vallée allegedly had to lend a hand, while Arnold had to watch her ethereal style being abandoned.
Sources told IndieWire that Arnold was "" The experience has broken her heart. "
" It was devastating to spin and edit her version of the show and then take it off without explanation or warning, " Neither Arnold nor the big female stars of the series – Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon – responded to comments from Buzzfeed News on Friday release of Arnold's work
Many noted the irony of a story about female power, experience, and friendship that was changed by men.
Others noted how cruelly Hollywood treats women.  The Comedian Kevin T. Porter has even made an impeccable imitation of Streep's character Mary Louise Wright on the fiasco.
The fans came early this week angry at a long-awaited scene where Witherspoon's character had thrown an ice cream cone at Streep – and now they wondered if that was because it was Arnold's vision and not Vallées.
HBO insists it is "proud" of Arnold's work.
"There would be no second season of Big Little Lies without Andrea Arnold," HBO said in a statement to IndieWire and other outlets. "We at HBO and the producers are very proud of their work, as with any television project, the executive producers are working together on the series, and we believe the end product speaks for itself."