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    heya, im an A2 media student and need a reply as soon as possible...my exam is on wednesday!!



    What do you believe the stereotype of women in action films to be?



    Do you think the representation in terms of physical attractiveness and clothing, of the woman has anything to do with how well she can play the main role in an action film?



    Thankuu for your help :P

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    Do you have a brain ?



    Use it.....

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    thanks..................i just need a reply

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    name='julian_craster']Do you have a brain ?



    Use it.....


    We're awfully friendly on this website...



    To answer your question, Mitchell: I think it depends on the era of the action film. Women have gone from being decorative and in peril there for the action hero (eg James Bond) to flirt with and save from danger to being full blooded violent participants in the carnage - as in Ripley in the Aliens movies or Sarah Conner in T2.



    These tend to be more complex characters than the male action heroes because of the contrast between their "femininity" or maternal traditional roles and the more "macho" role they find themselves thrust into.



    There is a third type, usually restricted to the moronic action pics, of the babe who kicks ass. With these the bargain basement filmaker can have his cake and eat it - lots of tit 'n' bum but she gets to shoot and kick and punch baddies too. An adolescent fantasy - Lara Croft anybody? I might be being unfair to Lara, here, she's not the worst.



    Some films treat this final type in a camp or ironic way (Tarantino and Rodriguez's Grindhouse for example) - but we (male viewers) can still get to goggle their breasts and thighs whilst telling ourselves we're being ever so post-modern and knowing.

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    Thank you...at least some people are willing to help :) x

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    name='mitchell']What do you believe the stereotype of women in action films to be?


    It is incorrect to assume that there *IS* a stereotype in the first place.



    Women in action films represent the entire range of characters -- from kick-ass heroine to helpless victim, and anything in between.



    Some modern filmmakers simply take a role that was written for a male, and instead cast a female (e.g., Starbuck in the new incarnation of Battlestar Galactica), then pat themselves on the back for their "revolutionary thinking".

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    thank you for your opinion, i kind of think the same lol x

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