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Joffe, Robyn: "Holding Out for a Hero(ine). An Examination of the Presentation and Treatment of Female Superheroes in Marvel Movies." In: Panic at the Discourse 1.1 (2019), S. 5–19, <https://www.panicdiscou ... ding-out-for-a-heroine/>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Joffe2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaptation, Film adaptation, Gender, Marvel, Superhero, USA
Creators: Joffe
Collection: Panic at the Discourse
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Abstract
Prior to the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019), the way that female characters from the Marvel Comics’ canon were realized onscreen was problematic for several reasons and encumbered by issues rooted in the strong female character trope and its postfeminist origins. A close examination of three Marvel superheroines—Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and Mystique—reveals that while they initially appear to be positioned as equal to their male teammates, they are consistently burdened with difficulties and challenges that men never have to face. The filmmakers’ focus on these women’s appearance and sex appeal, their double standard for violent women, and their perception of a woman’s role, create a picture of “strong” women that is questionable at best and damaging at worst.
  
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