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Cate Blanchett: 'Next, they'll be asking us what brand of tampon we're wearing.'

Queen Cate is sick of taking your petty-red-carpet interview sh*t, people. Stand back.

2015 has not been a great year for red carpet interviewers.

First, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon boycotted the Mani-Cam, an invention of the E! Network that asked women to do teeny-tiny fashion shows with their fingernails inside a shoebox. (No, really. It was a thing.)

Then Amy Poehler’s viral #AskHerMore campaign challenged the media to go beyond inane questions like ‘Who are you wearing?’ and ‘What’s in your handbag?’ when interviewing kick-ass female stars.

So not the key question.

And Cate Blanchett called out the blatantly sexist ‘Glam-Cam’ for panning down her body, pointing out that male celebrities were exempt from similar objectification.

Now, Cate’s lashed out at invasive and sexist red carpet traditions like the ‘Glam-Cam’ and the ‘Mani-Cam’.

Taylor Swift nails a ridiculously sexist question on the red carpet.

“Since I’ve been struttin’ the red carpet, things have changed a lot,” Blanchett told Harper’s Bazaar Australia. 

This month’s Harper’s Bazaar.

“The way women are asked about those red-carpet moments. Oh my God. It’s just a dress!”

The two-time Oscar winning actress went on to joke about where the probing questions about women would end.

“Next it will be, ‘What brand tampon are you wearing?’

“How much more intimate can they get? ‘Show us your knickers?’ There is a line.”

Julianne Moore is calling for some more dignity on the red carpet.

And in a summation we’re sure Amy Poehler would approve of, Blanchett made the importance of campaigns like #AskHerMore very clear.

“People forget the fact that women are up there [at the Academy Awards] because they’ve given extraordinary performances. It’s a wonderful excuse to dress up and have F.U.N. But let’s not forget the work.”

Is a celebrity’s appearance fair game at Awards shows?