It doesn't take many words to tell someone they're dumb as hell.
The video cues right before the question is asked, but the whole thing is mildly interesting if you're a film buff, or a big fan of Mad Max, or always wanted to know how tedious film panels can be. Everyone looks pretty bored and not excited to be talking about their movie, which seems weird when being a celebrity or a director or whatever must be the most exciting thing ever, that you've worked super hard to be for your whole life! But I don't know what their truth is.
I do know that some journalist was really trying to stir the pot when he stepped up to the mic. If you haven't heard yet, Mad Max really got some Men Rights Activists all heated up. They expected to go see Mad Max: Fury Road and watch men being men and women being subservient sex prizes awarded to manliest face-puncher. Instead, they saw a lot of women being badass and the eponymous Mad Max being down for the ride. It made their boners sad.
So when Peter Howell of the Toronto Star asked this question, he was definitely trying to start some sh*t:
I have a question for Tom Hardy. Tom, I'll preface my remarks by saying that I have five sisters, a wife, a daughter, and a mother so I know what it's like to be outgunned by estrogen. But I just wanted to ask you, as you were reading the script, did you ever think, “Why are all these women in here? I thought this was supposed to be a man's movie?"
A man's movie? Should we segregate theaters by gender now? Please, Lord, do not make me watch Sex and the City 3!
Luckily, Tom Hardy doesn't need women to be silent objects to feel like a man. "No," he replied, "Not for one minute."
George Miller goes on to talk about why the movie is being heralded as feminist and how that wasn't necessarily his intention. He was just trying to tell an honest and compelling story about people struggling to survive. So, basically, he's treating women as normal. All estrogen guns were set to stun during the making of this film.