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Is This 6-Year-Old A Superhero Or Supervillain? [TRAILER]

Cautiously Optimistic


This is a trailer for a new film called Beasts of the Southern Wild. It stars six-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis as a character named Hushpuppy who may or may not have some serious superpowers at her disposal. The film also has some things to say about global warming and the apocalypse. Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress saw the film at Sundance and has nothing but incredibly positive things to say about it. Fun fact, she says some of the special effects were crowdsourced. I’d see it, if for nothing else than to see this amazing little actress do her thing.

(via Think Progress)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."