In sci-fi and fantasy, I've noticed that the Smurfette Principle often combines with Trinity Syndrome. That is to say, usually the lone Smurfette will also be super bad-ass. What would it be like if all of these women teamed up together for the ultimate crossover dream team?Read More
Male dolls are marketed to girls, girls are given books with boy protagonists, and many family films with male leads are considered gender-neutral. Girls learn, from an early age, to empathize and identify with both men and women. But media with female leads and products featuring female characters get dismissed as “girl stuff”, and boys are discouraged—very actively, sometimes—from engaging with it, which ends up hurting everyone.Read More
Last night, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn did a Facebook Q&A with fans where he talked about Groot, his relationship with Marvel, and the need for Gamora merchandise (duh). Check out the full Q&A after the jump!Read More
High on believing
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 may be missing Nicole Perlman, but it seems like the sequel may still have a lot to offer in the way of awesome ladies.Read More
Damn, Korath. That's dirty.
To build some momentum for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, Marvel has been releasing some animated shorts onto YouTube revealing the origins of the entire crew. Thus far, we've seen origins for Drax, Groot, and Star Lord. Now, it's Gamora's turn.Read More
"I'll be honest, I don't understand why there's not more attention given to the Gamoras and The Black Widows."
In anticipation of Disney Infinity 3.0's release, we once again got to talk to the lovely Jeff Bunker about what goes into designing the game's many awesome female characters.Read More
We told you this was going to happen - and lo and behold, Black Widow is missing from nearly all of Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise.Read More
Invisible Women: Why Marvel’s Gamora & Black Widow Were Missing From Merchandise, And What We Can Do About It
Disney does not care about Marvel’s female market, which makes us virtually invisible. I could probably populate Pluto with the amount of Princess items Disney makes. But where are Gamora and Black Widow? This exclusion of women from Marvel movie merchandise is completely purposeful. I know; I was there.Read More
Credit where credit’s due: they made me feel sorry for Ronan the Accuser.
So, remember in my last review how I called The Black Vortex event “refreshing,” “engrossing” and “engaging?” Yeah… I take that back now.Read More
No one talks to my friends like that.
During a live Q&A session held yesterday on James Gunn's Facebook page, the director addressed a controversial Guardians of the Galaxy scene in which the lone female member of the A-hole gang is casually referred to as a "whore."Read More
Give it to me right now.
We were only just talking not three seconds ago about how James Gunn was foolish for removing Nebula from the Guardians of the Galaxy's final ending montage, and now we find out that he cut even more of our favorite cyborg space pirate from the film—AND Gamora was in the scene, too! They were talking! Together! About their shared past under the oppressive thumb of Thanos! WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL.Read More
The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Disney Infinity 2.0‘s Brand-New Playable Female Characters And The Future Of Ladies In-Game
Jasmine! Merida! Maleficent! Tinkerbell!
Today, Disney announced the release of eight new figures for Disney Infinity 2.0 as part of their Disney Originals line - and half of the playable characters are female. We spoke with executive producer John Vignocchi about these new characters, who's playing the game, and what kind of inclusivity we might be seeing in the future.Read More
Female protagonists and female creators? Yesssss.
At NYCC, Marvel announced an awesome number of new projects not only featuring female protagonists, but also to be created by women. Excelsior!Read More
God help the mister that comes between me and my sister, and god help the sister that comes between me and saving the galaxy.
Her Universe knows better than most: The girl on the team should never be left off the shirt. But in order to make up for all the merch out there without Gamora on it, the company has decided to give her and her sister, the most prominent female characters in the film by a wide margin, their very own shirt. I'm sure they'll get along great on it.Read More
Here’s What Jason Momoa Would Have Looked Like As GotG‘s Drax, Plus Awesome Nebula and Gamora Concept Art
My sun and stars!
Plus an adorable behind-the-scenes pic of Dave Bautista and a description of a deleted scene!Read More
Everything is awesome!
The LEGO Friends line of products got a lot of flak from feminist critics when it was first introduced, mostly because it took what was envisioned as a completely gender-neutral toy and turned it into a very tradition-conforming example of femininity. The pastel-hued sets are inspired by shopping malls and Disney princesses; the minifigs have bright eyes and slender waists. And there's so much pink! You know what the LEGO Friends could use? Some superheroes.Read More
Togeher they will take on Daleku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness.
Man, if this Redbubble t-shirt were real and the Doctor had given Samurai Jack a lift, that whole "undoing the future that is Aku" thing would have been so much easier.Read More
You should have learned.
Hey, Children's Place, you know what's maybe not a good reason for leaving the only female character for a popular superhero movie off of the merchandise for that movie? This one you used right here.Read More
Déjà vu all over again.
It's time for "studios don't realize female fans actually want to spend money on merchandise," part infinity.Read More