Can We Have Movie Heroism Without The Sexism, Please?

Most movie heroism, of men and women, is underpinned by the victimisation of women — and, ironically, that’s the only kind of gender equality in cinema

The Bride (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill
Rey (Daisy Ridley), in the Star Wars franchise
Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in Alien

Freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction. Credits include Film International, Twisted Sister Lit Mag, Channillo, and Flickering Myth.

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