There’s a lot here!
On a lighter note, I disagree with 5 Ways Superhero Movies Would Be Different if a Chick Wrote Them on #5 and #2, but I endorse the other three.
That link came to my attention via Superheroes and Women: How About Some More Women Superheroes, Already? by SuperJive on BlogHer. My favorite quote is by Alyssa Royse (disclaimer: she also pays me to blog on one of her sites):
I want a female superhero that people swoon over for what she does, and can non nonchalantly walk away smacking her own ass saying, “oh, this old thing, i forgot i had it!”
Not been a surprise, but depressing anyway: Sienna Miller wore fake boobs to play The Baroness in G.I. Joe.
Slant Eye for the Round Eye thought Chocolate was good, but I still have suspicions about having an “autistic” action heroine. I need to dig around and see if anyone in the disability community caught this and what they thought.
Jessica Barnes of Cinematical thinks the teaser trailer for The Mutant Chronicles looks bad, but I’m still holding out some hope for some ass-kicking heroine-ism from Devon Aoki.
Scott Weinberg of Cinematical and Meredith Woerner of io9 think there should be a Resident Evil 4. Apparently the increasing levels of racism and sexism in the franchise has escaped their attention. I can’t imagine how RE would top itself after the third one.
Women’s roller derby comedy: action or embarrassment? I’m sure Grace won’t be able to stay away, so our faithful readers will probably find out.
This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.