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Bisexual Erasure in Media and Pop Culture Is Still Far Too Prevalent

Mystique in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Bisexuality is commonly erased in the media, despite there being many examples of characters attracted to multiple genders.

Superheroines Week: The Roundup

BF Superheroines Week Roundup

Check out all of the posts from our Superheroines Theme Week here.

Top 10 Superheroines Who Deserve Their Own Movies

My heroines

So few superheroines are given their own movies. I’m officially declaring that it’s high time we had more superhero movies starring women. The first in a series of posts, I’m starting with a list of my top 10 picks for super babes who deserve their own flicks.

How the ‘X-Men’ Films Failed Iconic Black Female Superhero Storm

Storm XMen Days of Future Past

To me, this is where the ‘X-Men’ films utterly fail Storm as a character. While her comic form is definitely a sympathetic and understanding person, more importantly, she is a warrior trained in hand-to-hand combat, an orphan, a divorcee, a Black woman in a leadership role on a team of mostly white men, a wife, a mentor, and an activist.

The Women of ‘Deadpool’

Deadpool Movie Poster

The newly released Marvel “superhero” movie ‘Deadpool’ is more of a self-aware, raunchy antihero flick that solidly earns its R rating with graphic violence, lots of dick jokes, and a sex scene montage. Basically, it’s a good time. While ‘Deadpool’ is entertaining, self-referential, self-effacing, and full of pop culture references, how does it measure up with its depiction of its female characters?

Top 10 Villainesses Who Deserve Their Own Movies

Bad Girls

While villainesses often work at cross-purposes with our heroes and heroines, we love to hate these women. They’re always morally complicated with dark pasts and often powerful and assertive women with an indomitable streak of independence.

Top 10 Villainesses Who Deserve Their Own Movies

Bad Girls

While villainesses often work at cross-purposes with our heroes and heroines, we love to hate these women. They’re always morally complicated with dark pasts and often powerful and assertive women with an indomitable streak of independence.

Top 10 Superheroines Who Deserve Their Own Movies

My heroines

So few superheroines are given their own movies. I’m officially declaring that it’s high time we had more superhero movies starring women. The first in a series of posts, I’m starting with a list of my top 10 picks for super babes who deserve their own flicks.

Ellen Page Is Like the Coolest Actress We Know, and She Doesn’t Even Have to Try

Hard Candy movie poster

Page explained that she has a sense of responsibility that compels her to be honest and ethical as a person and a public figure. This same integrity will help her to continue her dedication to playing strong, interesting, dimensional characters that speak to young women. She sets her standards high with her roles and looks for stories with uniqueness, depth, and a message.

‘Divergent’ is Not So Divergent But Still Crucial for Feminism

"Divergent" Poster

I’m hopeful that ‘Divergent,’ as the first installment of the series, is setting Tris up to be a memorable heroine in her own right in the following films. I’m hoping that ‘Divergent’ is the story of the forging of our heroine, the exploration of her talents, abilities, and heart and that the second and third films will show her learning from her experiences, becoming a leader, and inspiring others.

Guest Writer Wednesday: ‘X-Men First Class’: I Like it, but WTF?

X-Men First Class, 2011, Matthew Vaughn =”center”> The X-Men franchise. I’ve been a fan of this ragtag team of mutants since the first movie was released (afterwards diving into the world of comics). The movies, along with their source material, have always been clear in their metaphorical status: These are not just mutants, these are […]