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girl-powered misogyny is not cute (Kick-Ass 2 redband and greenband trailers)


Misogyny is no more palatable when it’s coming out of the mouth of a teenaged girl… and it’s certainly not feminist. “Act like a bitch, get slapped like a bitch”? Because that’s what bitches do: they get slapped. “Oh, take your tampon out, Dave”? Because girls can’t fight… so I guess Hit Girl is a rare exception. She probably doesn’t even count as a “real” girl, right?

Note that this is the greenband trailer: the MPAA considers all of that — plus two crotch injuries, one over which a “hero” expresses glee — appropriate for anyone to see.

Here’s the redband trailer:

What’s different here that might be objectionable? One utterance of “motherfucker” and one of “cocksuckers.” Bad words are bad for kids. Bad attitudes are no problem.


US/Canada release date: Jul 19 2013 | UK release date: Aug 16 2013
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