What Will the Future of Female Representation in the Action Genre Look Like? (feat. Stella and Carolyn Cocca!)

In this special episode, Dono-chan, Harry-kun and Stella-san are joined by Carolyn Cocca-Senpai to discuss the female future of the action genre, with the tent-pole case study being Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

To listen…click here!

Topics discussed in the episode include…

Lasso vs. Sword


The Bros

Donovan with every new image of Cassandra Cain


Violent Women


The Future..?


Music Included: “Birds of Prey” performed by Nika Futterman, Tara Strong and Grey Delisle (“The Mask of Matches Malone!”), “Say That We’re Sweethearts Again” performed by Arleen Sorkin (“Harliquinade”).


“I Don’t Want to be the Strong Female Lead”

Superwomen: Gender, Power and Representation

Carolyn Cocca bibliography

With Eyes East (Birds of Prey Review)

Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism

Shadow of the Batgirl Review

BTO Episode 141: Stella Interviews Carolyn Cocca

BTO Episode 186

BTO Episode 173

Battle Beyond Planet X Episode 91

Gail Simone’s Twitter




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