6 Insulting Movie Adaptations of Strong Female Characters


Movies have always had problems representing women as actual complex human beings. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has noted that a disturbing number of female characters in modern stories fail to pass The Sexy Lamp Test. It’s a test that asks, “Can a woman in this story be replaced with a sexy lamp, or is she more than just an attractive prop there for the men to fight over?” But not all weak female characters started off as empty-headed accessories to a male lead’s biceps. These fictional ladies were all decidedly less lamp-like in their original form:

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