December 2nd, 2003

breaking bad

Boss-lady

happytune asks me to recommend any films which portray strong female leadership.

Ummmm...

Gosh, it's very hard to think of any isn't it? Strong female characters in modern films tend to be heroic loners (Kill Bill) or plucky second-in-commands (sundry 'moms' for example), or evil of course.

I think Ripley in Alien could have been a good leader, but her leadership is undermined at all stages, making her a paradim of wasted female talent IMHO.

The 'good' woman in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (whose name I forget) runs her own security firm in mediaeval China, which is quite cool.

God, is it my brain that's at fault, or the film industry? Or perhaps I just don't watch enough chick flicks (barf).