Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more."
you’d think sherlock fandom would be ecstatic that they could go into their tracked tag and actually see attractive people for once
Okay… the Sand Snakes are from Dorne. Home of absolute primogeniture and a startling lack of misogyny. They have not been instructed in the same...
1. I will never beg or plead for someone else again. Any man or man who brings me to that level is not worth my heart.