The Alien Franchise and Feminism

The Alien franchise is known for two things: killer xenomorph aliens and Ellen Ripley.

The first four installments of the Alien franchise are synonymous with two things: killer xenomorph aliens and Ellen Ripley. The franchise was not feminist by design, but it did pave the way for other female leads in the science fiction and horror genres.

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Samuel Sullivan

Creator of Frame of Reference | I find joy in learning and writing | I am a dog dad and a teacher by profession | My E-mail: ssulliv5291@gmail.com