Recep Ivedik named most sexist Turkish movie character ever

Recep Ivedik, a cartoonish film character created by Turkish comedian Iahan Gkbakar, was named the winner of the “Golden Okra of the Century for Male Character” in Turkish cinema, the organizers of the tongue-in-cheek awards announced this week. This year’s Golden Okra Awards — the seventh edition of the ironic “honors” held annually on the sidelines of the Filmmor International Women’s Film Festival and aimed at pointing a fi

Recep Ivedik, a cartoonish film character created by Turkish comedian Iahan Gandoumlkbakar, was named the winner of the andldquoolden Okra of the Century for Male Characterandrdquo in Turkish cinema, the organizers of the tongue-in-cheek awards announced this week.

This yearand#39s Golden Okra Awards — the seventh edition of the ironic andldquohonorsandrdquo held annually on the sidelines of the Filmmor International Womenand#39s Film Festival and aimed at pointing a finger at sexism and homophobia in Turkish movies — covered the entire 100-year history of Turkish cinema as 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the countryand#39s film industry. Normally films released in theaters in the previous year are considered.

Gandoumlkbakarand#39s Ivedik, which has yielded a four-film franchise whose latest installment, released in February of 2014, still sits at the top of the Turkish box office as the top film of all time with an eye-popping 73 million ticket sales, beat out two other nominees: Tecavanduumlzcanduuml CoIkun (CoIkun the rapist), a cult villain in Turkish movies of the 1970s, played by actor CoIkun GandoumlIen and Tarkan, a warrior character played by Kartal Tibet in a number of historical action-aenture films made during the late 1960s and early 1970s, based on the comic strip of the same name.

The Golden Okra Academy also voted andldquoCanlI Hedefandrdquo (Live Target), a 1970 crime-drama directed by and starring the late YIlmaz Ganduumlney, as the most sexist Turkish film of all time.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman