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As in, not a man with tits
Natalie Portman said something or other. Probably available on google
that would be a film
that the character might work better in this respect in 'Aliens' - rather than being a woman with 'macho cred' (not that that's what she is in Alien), in Aliens, Ripley is deliberately contrasted with the ultra-macho, gung-ho action heroes while she's also aligned with the whole theme of motherhood.
I think Alien might overall be the better film, though, in my view.
and only changed late in the day.
'The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a 'feminist' story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That's not feminist, that's macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathise with.'
Also, i think it really depends on what sorta films you're talking about especially with kids films. So for example, the protagonists in Mulan or Brave are kinda the epitome of 'strong' (because they're meant to be good role models).
other ideas: legally blonde, the color purple, winters bone (not a really popular hollywood but w/e)...jane austen novels are all about strong (and varied) women.
but tess is a really wonderful (complex - strong yet vulnerable and continually screwed over) feminist character.
It got an Oscar nomination I think. Naomi Watts is great in that
(That film was a long time ago though.)
Good would be better, as in well-written, rather than virtuous.
hates the gym
like how a lot of the time, well-meaning film-makers might cast a female lead who just embodies strong male stereotypes.
which, in a way, shows how effective Fargo is in this respect. Great suggestion.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More
there are LOADS of strong female characters. Despite it also being macho as anything.
Breaking Bad - NONE
The amount of films that fail the Bechdel test - ALL OF THEM P MUCH
I mean the characters in The Shield are GOOD
I know the story is told through the prism of Woody Allen's character, but that Diane Keaton owns that film.
Mira Sorvino's character in Mighty Aphrodite, Scarlett Johansson's in Scoop
probably some others
Insanely crowded pussy
Never heard of it m8
You can argue over 'mainstream', but she's smart, self-reliant, has agency etc.