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Movies Strong Female Characters

Captain Marvel: Super Hero or Super Disappointment?

I went into Captain Marvel not expecting much – the trailers did nothing to generate excitement for me, instead, doing the opposite. I thought it would be rather boring. I left the theatre happily surprised that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but unfortunately, not much of that enjoyment was because of Captain Marvel. […]

Movies Strong Female Characters

Wonder Woman is the superhero I’ve been waiting for

I’ve been looking forward to Wonder Woman since the character was the best part of Batman V Superman, and it did not disappoint. Not only did the film have a wonderful story, great cheer-able moments, and good characterization, but Diana Prince was a fantastic and inspiring Capable Female Character.

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What is a ‘Strong Female Character’?

The phrase “Strong Female Character” has become a buzzword Hollywood likes to throw around to con women into thinking a film isn’t misogynistic with the female characters as nothing more than the damsel in distress or scene decoration. But what, exactly, a Strong Female Character is hasn’t been defined, and it often seems like the […]

Movies Strong Female Characters

Jane from The Legend of Tarzan is not a strong character

Because of the current cultural and political landscape, a good chunk of the promotion around Beauty and the Beast (2017) centered on discussion of how Belle was a feminist character, an inventor, an independent person. Belle pretty much lived up to the hype, but there was another recent film whose female lead character was sold […]

Disney Princesses Movies Strong Female Characters

How well did Beauty and the Beast (2017) update Belle?

I’ve now seen Beauty and the Beast (2017) four times, and I absolutely adore the film. I think the film is utterly charming, the changes and additions in the live action remake of the original animated film improved on the story, and the performances were wonderful. Not only did the new film tweak and update […]

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Beauty and the Beast isn’t about Stockholm Syndrome

The Internet loves Disney animated movies and Disney Princesses, and floating in between the fan theories and the Princesses re-imagined in all sorts of ways is a dark theory that states Beauty and the Beast (1991) is about Stockholm Syndrome. This theory has taken such hold that it’s moved off the Internet and into the […]

Gender Equality Movies Personal Strong Female Characters

Female characters I want to be more like

When thinking about who one wants to be, it is natural to look to the characters in media one likes, analyze what traits one likes about those characters, and apply them to one’s own life. But for me, as a female human, it was very difficult to find female characters I liked and would want […]


When movies get muddled: The Spaghetti Taco Hamburger

Making an exciting, compelling film isn’t easy if the barrage of terrible movies is anything to go by, but while there are a lot of reasons for a movie to be terrible there is one specific reason which occurs somewhat frequently that I’ve named The Spaghetti Taco Hamburger. What is a Spaghetti Taco Hamburger? Separately, […]

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