by maryann johanson, liberal movie person
Tue Jul 12 2016, 08:49pm | 5 comments
What if we portrayed our male heroes as we do their female counterparts. http://theoatmeal.com/blog/spiderwoman NSFW
How quickly we forget.
P.S. I realize the show has been off the air for a long time but still…She’s not chopped liver, people.
But Mrs. Peel?
This is before living memory for many people alive today.
So are Goldfinger and The Spy Who Loved Me yet they got referenced as well.
Not to mention there have been even more recent attempts at a female superspy than that — including the TV series Alias and the movie Salt.
Oh, well. No one here is likely to defend the Bond movies as either being all that progressive or all that realistic. But then I suspect the lack of realism in such films is part of their appeal to begin with.
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