Cara Delevingne has never been afraid to speak her mind, so we weren’t too shocked when she absolutely SLAMMED superhero movies and claimed they were sexist!
The only thing is, she’s about to be IN a superhero movie!!
While recently dishing about her upcoming flick, Suicide Squad, Cara talked about how ladies are poorly represented in the superhero genre! She said:
“Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”
Sexism in the superhero/comic book genre goes back for DECADES and many have complained that female characters are often overly sexualized compared to their male counterparts!
It’s hard to argue when the tagline for 2004’s Catwoman might as well have been “Come see Halle Berry in a sexy leather suit!”
However, we are seeing little bits of progress here and there! For example, Supergirl‘s outfit turned out to be surprisingly functional and Agent Carter was even picked up for a second season! But sadly both of these are TV shows and NOT films like Cara mentioned!
So naturally we have to ask, what do you think about sexism in superhero movies? Have we made ANY progress over the years?? Sound off in the comments!
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