On Female Characters: This Isn’t Highlander. There Can Be More Than One.

On Female Characters: This Isn’t Highlander. There Can Be More Than One.

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7 Comments on On Female Characters: This Isn’t Highlander. There Can Be More Than One.

  1. Loch Nessie
    April 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM (4 years ago)

    This is perfect.

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  2. Michael
    April 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM (4 years ago)

    Love the article. In response to footnote 4, I agree with your general point but there are exceptions. The two that spring to mind immediately are Buffy/Angel (Buffy, Faith, Cordelia, Willow, Fred and Anya are all very different and very awesome) and Firefly (same goes for Kaylee, River, Inara, and Zoe). Other franchises could learn from these examples.

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  3. Becky
    April 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM (4 years ago)

    @Loch Nessie: Thanks!

    @Michael: Oh, there are a few out there, for sure. (Parks & Rec has plenty of awesome women, for example.) But way too often you’ll run into situations like the Avengers posters, where I’m sure there are other women in the movie, but the team is advertised as five guys and one woman.

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  4. david
    May 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM (4 years ago)

    And in fact, at the end of the 30 Rock live episode a few weeks ago, Tina Fey *did* call out to Amy Poehler (who was in the episode) and tell folks to watch Parks and Rec.

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  5. david
    May 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM (4 years ago)

    (though I guess that was recent and this video was a while ago)

    Anyway, all I’m saying is that it’s great to see friends supporting each other 🙂

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  6. Becky
    May 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM (4 years ago)

    That moment on 30 Rock made me make flappy hands of glee at the television. 😀

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