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

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The Bros

Donovan with every new image of Cassandra Cain

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Violent Women

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The Future..?

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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”).

FURTHER READING:

“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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