@spiraldrawsstuff submitted:

I saw this on twitter and thought it relevant to your blog.

There’s so much in this casting call that we’ve talked about indirectly before:

And this was a movie where I was kind of kind of excited about because it had Gamora in it!

– wincenworks

It’s one of those cases that disappoints, but doesn’t surprise me. Especially since with the first movie, not unlike with Avengers, they reduced female team member count to one, despite there being more women in the comics.

For all the praise Marvel Cinematic Univese gets, it still has a really hard time letting go of tired tropes and conventions, like the Smurfette Principle and Men Are Strong, Women Are Pretty.

And we should be always pointing that out, for as long as it remains the status quo.


As the follow up to last week’s throwback, it’s worth remembering that the general differences between men and women in mainstream media are most certainly not the result of “how things are”.

Major studios hire casting teams to generate calls like this and then carefully curate everyone who gets to be in front of a camera.  Sometimes this is for specific effects (making 5′9″ Lucy Lawless look like a towering glamazon) but more often it’s just to re-enforce harmful ideals and perceptions.

Like that men should be complicated and diverse – and women should be sexy.

– wincenworks

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