Heroine Content Links #8: Starship Troopers, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Red Sonja, and Long Kiss Goodnight

I try to keep an eye on Heroine Content contenders that are in the pipeline, but I had never heard of Twilight until now. It’s a teen vampire thing. I’m having bad flashbacks to Blood and Chocolate, but I’ll pencil it in anyway.

I have been waiting to review Starship Troopers until I am in a mean mood, since it is so awful, but Starship Troopers 3 is apparently on its way to DVD and some people are taking it seriously. I imagine the fact that it’s “actually based on” a Heinlein novel would tend to make it more sexist, though.

It’s only 24 minutes long, but the documentary Kick Like A Girl looks quite interesting. “The 24-minute documentary examines what happens when the Mighty Cheetahs, an unbeaten elementary school level girls soccer team, graduates to a boys’ league.” It will allegedly be available online in March at a website which is currently a parked page.

Amy Monaghan called out My Super Ex-Girlfriend as one of the most misogynistic movies of the decade in her article No Country for Fat Chicks.

It’s not specifically about action films, but check out I am woman, hear me snore by Stephanie Bunbury at The Age. Also see And the best frock is … by Sarah Churchwell at The Guardian.

The 53rd Carnival of the Feminists and the 54th Carnival of the Feminists were posted recently. Props to Uncool, host of the 53rd, for clever use of alphabetization as an organizing technique.

And some quality links from the past…

Seeing Red by Kalinara at Pretty, Fizzy Paradise, about Red Sonja.

Beyond Children of the Atom: Black Politics, White Minds and the X-Men by Morpheus Reloaded.

how to fight like a girl, a mega-piece about action heroines focusing on Alien, Aliens, Terminator 2, Tank Girl, Long Kiss Goodnight, and Supercop. I have not made it all the way through, honestly, though I’m working on it.

Finally, a shout out to Bitch Magazine. Bitch #38 arrived with a back-page feature on women with amnesia in the movies. One of the four films mentioned is Heroine Content fave The Long Kiss Goodnight. Author Taylor Hudson describes the moral of the film as follows, and we think it’s just right: “Suburban sweetness is transient; sharpshooting skills are forever.”

Good night, everyone.

This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.

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