Tag Archives: Women of Color

Fantasy vs. Reality in Storytelling

This is an outgrowth from the discussion at Ars Marginal about the Chosen One motif found in televised and printed media.  Some of the discussion moved towards using more historical references for developing better characters of color OR telling their … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Elektra [2004, Jennifer Garner]

Note:  This is not the Shannon Tweed Cinemax Softcore Movie of the Same Name. Sliced Summary: An assassin is chased by a clan of Japanese Ninjas when they discover the whereabouts of a young girl who holds the key to … Continue reading

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Movies That Hate You: Daredevil

Blind Man’s Bluff: A young man, blinded by an accident, trains himself to become a lawyer fighting for people by day…and a vigilante by night.  He finds himself facing off against The Kingpin, the biggest crime boss in the city.

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Movies That Hate You: Catwoman

The Cat’s Meow: When a young woman becomes a witness to a corporate conspiracy and is subsequently killed, she is reincarnated by a Cat Spirit and given superpowers to bring her killers to justice.

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Movies That Hate You: Die Hard

Synopsis: A group of international thieves stage a daring robbery of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles.  What they never counted on was a New York City police officer visiting his estranged wife, who works there.

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Analysis: The Tropes of Women of Color in Sci-Fi – Special – Nyota Uhura (Part 2)

In the first part of the analysis, I looked at the eight most important appearances of the Uhura character in the movie and gave some initial thoughts regarding those appearances.  I have read commentary that looks to defend Uhura as … Continue reading

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Analysis: The Tropes of Women of Color in Sci-Fi – Special – Nyota Uhura (Part 1)

Originally, my observations on Uhura’s character were to have been a part of the review of Star Trek (2009).  However, since these observations started to compile like a repair list for a battle-damaged carrier, I decided to go into more … Continue reading

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