May. 11th, 2017

jenndubya: (DH / Echo)
Fandom(s): Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, GoGo Sentai Boukenger, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Charmed, Haven, Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel, X-Men (1992)
Subject: Leading ladies/heroines gone bad (and it's part of an actual story arc)
Song: Cease Fire by Christina Aguilera
Summary: "I'm tired of fighting for peace..."

So I've got a bit of a story as to how this vid came to be. This has been on my list of songs to vid for a while now, but it was originally just gonna be on evil Power Rangers, which is why it sat so long because that's pretty generic. Later I decided that I only wanted to focus on women, which narrowed things down, but I also wanted multi-episode arcs. That left me with pretty much nothing.
I started thinking about how many men in toku get entire story arcs around being evil and just how little women get the same treatment. Then I took a look at my entire DVD collection and I still couldn't find as many female examples as there are male examples in Power Rangers alone! So this vid suddenly got super personal towards Hollywood and their treatment of male VS female protagonists/heroes.

I contemplated using Cordelia instead of Faith, because Cordelia is credited higher on Buffy/Angel, but decided against it for two reasons. One, I already had one pregnancy story arc and didn't really want another; and two, Faith is a slayer, which fits the heroine model a bit better than Cordelia.

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