With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?
In a recent interview Russell Crowe, 50, makes a comment about how women around his age should be playing age appropriate roles. Basically he wants women in Hollywood to stop trying to be 21. I guess that means the fashion franchise Forever 21 would go out of business. But there’s more.