Came across this compelling visual essay by a sociology student that critiques the hollywood female action hero by triangulating it with Susan Faludi’s feminist ideas and Paul Willis’ cultural theory. It’s fairly long so you might want to have your dinner ready in front of you before you press play. Something that I would be interested in seeing would be a similarly comprehensive analysis of the hyper-masculinity of male heroes in film and media, which is just as damaging to gender equality. You can’t really have Disney Princesses without your Disney Princes.
This short silent film was made by my friend Emily and a design student using real CCTV footage signed off by a council…interesting fledgling stuff that cleverly skirts the lines between artfilm & nubs , reality tv & surveillance society.