"I had an amazing time making that film, and I love Zack [Snyder] and I love those girls, and I think that, unfortunately, my intention for that film got muddled up in the way that... you know, because being a feminist, I can definitely see how if I wasn't connected to that film, I would have problems with it. But it's hard to be objective with it when it's something that you love and are a part of. [Zack's] message got mixed up with the studio's. We had to rewrite so many things, and the way it ended up being edited. It's tough for me, as I understand why it didn't quite work, in terms of the message I was hoping would come across. Sleeping Beauty was almost like a follow-on from that idea... Sucker Punch got me thinking of gender politics and female sexuality, and women being objectified, and Sleeping Beauty was just a deeper investigation of that for me. I can see the comments of sexism thrown at Sucker Punch, they make sense. Some people have said to me Sleeping Beauty is really sexist, and I really disagree. First of all, there's obviously different schools of feminism, and I'm pro-sex, and I think sex work can be really wonderful as long as the conditions are good, and pornography is great, as long as the conditions are good. Which I know is rare, but if we can build up this awareness. It's not a moral film, but if consenting adults watch the film, hopefully it will make them think about something they wouldn't normally think about."
This is another interview that gives more insight to Emily's previous interview regarding her honest opinions about the reception of Sucker Punch. She makes great points on it, based on how much the studios/MPAA intervened and changed the overall story that she thought it would convey on the screen for the audience, and comparing it to Sleeping Beauty, a darker, more mature and disturbing film with its subject matter and unafraid of going all the way, it really puts things into perspective about how studios getting in the way can really mess things up.