A couple of days ago the wikileaks revealed email conversation from Marvel and Sonys CEO where they writes their distaste for female superhero movies. Then this week CBS released a trailer for their new series of DCs ”Supergirl”, and it was so refreshing and felt like such a great comeback line to Marvel and Sony, as it looks to be kicking ass.
What is so refreshing in this trailer is that the troops and ”women/girl”-problem is taken head on! One of the best and super empowering lines from the trailer (said by incognito supergirls scary and powerful boss, played by Calista Flockhart):
”What do you think is so bad about girl?
I’m a girl, and your boss, and powerful, and rich, and hot, and smart. So if you pervasive supergirl as anything than excellent, isn’t the real problem; you?”
It is so cleverly done, it shows that they are aware of all the preconceptions and bias there is for a female superhero movie, but it also shows that they are going to take it head on! It takes bake the word girl, and ask us, why is girl synonym with something bad.
I also like that she is a person, which sounds a bit weird, but she is not just walking around being sexy. Like catwoman, poison ivy or harlequin. Im not saying that no superheros can be sexy, but it is nice to have one who’s primary existence does not have to be just for eye candy.
First time I saw the trailer I was like, why do they reveal that she get Clarks mantle? They are always showing to much in the trailer, but then I thought it was a movie trailer, not a series. Sure there are some cheesy moments, but come one, it is a superhero series, all of them have those!
All in all, I have high hopes for this! So spread the word, and show Marvel that it is poor script and directors that make flops, not the gender of the leading character!