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Geena Davis Is The Most Badass Baddass To Ever Badass [VIDEO]

You might recall we recently posted a photo of Geena Davis donning her old A League of Their Own costume while holding her professional archery gear. Well now we know the context. The actress and creator of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media teamed up with Funny or Die for a spectacular shoot (shoot being used here in two different contexts). I am now bumping Ms. Davis to the top of my list for women who should star in the female Expendables. And also, anything else.

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  • barbara

    She’s probably my favorite female action hero. You’ve seen ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’, right? And ‘Cutthroat Island’?

  • Christopher LaHaise

    She seems cool, I love archery, and she’s a good shot. Unfortunately, her voice has this attitude to it and her expression makes her look like she’s over-selling this. : Her archery skills? Pretty damn good though – a hell of a lot better than mine. :) I do agree, she’d probably rock Expendables 3.

  • Anonymous

    “Unfortunately, her voice has this attitude to it and her expression makes her look like she’s over-selling this.”

    These are the jokes, folks.

  • Anonymous

    If I remember right she’s an Olympic level archer.

  • Greg Carter

    Tell her to smile. I dare you. I triple dog dare you.

  • Captain ZADL

    I liked Cutthroat Island enough to buy a copy.

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  • Suzanne Larsen

    remember when Disney was gonna try for a live action Sailor Moon adaptation and Geena Davis was gonna be Queen Beryl? I wouldve watched the shit outta that

  • Slay Belle

    The Long Kiss Goodnight is our family’s Christmas tree trimming movie. It never gets old.

  • Christopher LaHaise

    It has absolutely nothing to do with her being a woman. There’s guys who use that tone which gets under my skin as well. It’s a form of exaggeration that seems forced, is all. I’ve just never liked that specific style of humour. Doesn’t detract from her skills or accomplishments. I just don’t like the tone of the video.

  • Christopher LaHaise

    What’s that got to do with anything? I just don’t like the ‘tone’ of the video. Has nothing to do with her having to smile or not. I’m just not the target for the video is all.

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  • Tora

    “her voice has this attitude to it and her expression makes her look like she’s over-selling this”

    First you take issue with Geena, THEN you take issue with the video’s tone itself (if it’s Geena then smiling DOES have something with it). I don’t think her voice has anymore attitude to it than in many of her roles or interviews. She has a voice and way of speaking that is very different from most actresses (and women I’ve met). Her expression is simply serious rather than deadpan, snarky, or even tongue-in-cheek.

    The video juxtaposes that seriousness with silly gags so its tone is not quite as serious. But it still exemplifies the badassness of Geena’s archery skills going less for hilarity and more for FUN.

    Your words are fairly vague (is it her or the video you have issue with? what “tone” exactly are you getting?) so I’m guessing that acting serious to be funny is not your “style of humor”. I didn’t laugh out loud but I was greatly amused by this video. To each their own.

  • Christopher LaHaise

    I’ll go with the ‘to each their own’. I’ve no problem with her, herself. I think it was just the video thing as a whole. But I will agree, yes, she’s pretty awesome with the bow, no question.

  • Anonymous

    That was filmed in Balboa Park in the SFV.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man, I’m falling in love with her all over again!

  • Anonymous

    Heh the fact you use “target” repeatedly in your post while saying you didn’t think it was funny is deliciously ironic. Shame you didn’t do it on purpose.

  • Anonymous

    (tl;dr : I’m for it.)

  • Anonymous

    Oh my gosh, yes! I want more Geena Davis in ALL of my action movies. Like, now!

  • Tiny Tina Booom

    Was she? I thought her posture was good but she doesn’t let the bow “fall” (her trainer does). Maybe she was asked not to, since it’s not very cinematographic for people who don’t know archery.

  • Anonymous

    That’s were the was part comes in. I think she was at that level like 2 or 3 Olympics ago.

  • Rogue428

    Very surprised no one mentioned she’s a member of Mensa.