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Katniss & the Strength of Vulnerability

When your government forces you to murder teenagers on a live TV show, you really need somebody to hug.

 

Let’s talk about girls.

 

I’m a girl. You may or may not be a girl. But one thing we both know is that girls don’t always get the best roles in film. I watch a lot of action films, and sometimes I’ll watch a movie that is otherwise spectacular, but has zero women in it. Sometimes action films will have a cool prostitute character who keeps our hero grounded emotionally while also having super sweaty sex with him.

 

There was a time when conventional wisdom was that you couldn’t get an action film made with a lady in the lead unless that lady was Angelina.

 

That was then.

 

Now I have all kinds of girl crushes. Watching women kick ass is probably my favorite thing in the whole world besides impressing strangers at a karaoke bar.

 

Every so often I’ll be popping by here to talk about films from the lady perspective. I won’t just stick to action films, but I will start there.

 

One of my biggest girl crushes is Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen the movies, go watch them right now and come back, otherwise you’re gonna be super spoiled by what comes next.

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Emily Blake

Emily Blake is a screenwriter/producer/script supervisor/dog lover. She cohosts Chicks Who Script, a filmmaker podcast that focuses on women and minorities (Chickswhoscript.com), and tweets a lot. She is a Gryffindor.