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In honor of Meryl Streep winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in "The Iron Lady"...um, actually that was one of the few Oscar wins that I violently disagreed with this year...
I don't know how many of you have had a chance to see HAYWIRE or read 'Jennifer Blood' but the'yre at the top of my recommendations.
Also, hot off of their world tour and appearance on the Conan O'Brien Show, our friends from THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS will be stopping by.
Remember, if you're anywhere near the Austin area this weekend you should come to the Staple! Independent Media Expo where you can see The Intergalactic Nemesis and Master Pancake Theater perform, meet some of the best indie comics creators in the business and hangout with random LEOGers.
Okay, hit us with your questions.
What female versions of tough-guy male tropes/films would you enjoy seeing - in the sense that "Haywire" was like a female Bourne film? I'd like to see a female version of "The Edge" or "The Grey" (like Ripley in Alien vs. a motherfucking bear.)
Keep up the good shit!
What is the most underrated female heroine in your opinion? Also, what type of characteristic cliche you hate that is common to most female heriones? Long live Leon.
Dear LEOG :
is there any real life female heroines that you think would make a pretty kick ass transition into comic book(s) or comic book character?
Oh Mighty LEOG,
As we went through the 20th century, we found an increase in "tough broads" portrayed in media, especially since the 60s with the Women's Liberation movement.
However, these characters have always existed in one form or another. From the Amazons and Hera from Greek mythology to Hua Mulan (the "real" Mulan, not so much the Disney one).
My question is what pre-20th century women, real or fictional, are the most memorable to you?
Many thanks and, as always, LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!
What do you feel about heroin in video games today, because all I see are fans service, and making them act like a wet dream for nerds who can't get laid (I am talking about the Dead or Alive games and the new Batman Arkum City game). I will say some of my favorite heroin is Jill Valentine from the RE games, Jade in Beyond Good and Evil, and Samus from the metroid games (other M does not exist to me)
Other wise last is long live the league!!!
While it is getting better, there are a LOT of simple-minded depictions of women in video games. Women can be written amazingly in the medium of video games like Jade from Beyond Good and Evil, Alyx from Half-life 2, Glados from Portal 1 & 2, Sofia Lamb in BioShock 2, Bonnie MacFarlane and Abigail Marston in Red Dead Redemption, The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Trip from Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and April Ryan from The Longest Journey. However, for every progressive step in video game culture for girls, you get the throngs (no pun intended) of virtual ladies who wear the most revealing outfits possible while usually having the blandest personalities. You're also right to ignore Metroid: Other M.
Totally not emasculated gentleman of the LEOG,
With HUGE failures like Catwoman, Elektra, Supergirl, and the failed Wonder Woman pilot, why is it that we can't seem to get a great movie or TV show based on an established female comic book character
on the subject of tough women: in a story, how do you think a woman can be portrayed as "tough" and yet still retain her "femininity". Please give any notable examples and explain why.
I forgot to include a question mark at the end of my question, so here it is rephrased:
"how can a woman can be portrayed as "tough" and yet still retain her "femininity?"
Dear "Great and Powerful" League:
There are plenty of stories about strong heroines and tough broads out there, but more often then not, she has a poorly written incident that makes her look like a dumb bitch. It seems that no matter how strong of a female character she is, she will have a poorly written scene where she does something stupid that makes the audience lose respect for her due to her gender. My question is; What is the worst WTF moment that you have read in a comic book or seen in a movie that makes the heroine look weak due to her gender and poor writing?
Example - In the movie Alien when Ellen Ripley goes back for the cat. (Even Cyrus would have said, "Fuck That!")
Thanks and LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE
I believe Cyrus said he agreed with that action in a previous LEOG... or was it something else...
I also don't believe that action was so much done because she was female but as a.. well, who respects the asshole who just up and leaves the cat? If they hadn't had her go back, I believe to this day we'd be asking "can you believe that bitch left the cat? Pussy".
My two cents anyway.