In a San Diego Comic-Con International panel, some friends and I discussed the shortage of superheroines and other action heroines in leading roles in movies and comic books.
* Katrina Hill, Action Flick Chick (@ActionChick), G4TV’s Next Woman of the Web, PoP’s current Fangirl of the Month.
* Jill Pantozzi the Nerdy Bird (@thenerdybird), comic book blogger. Comic Book Resources, MTV’s Splash Page, thenerdybird.com.
* Adrianne Curry (@AdrianneCurry), reality TV star (The Surreal Life, My Fair Brady), first winner of America’s Next Top Model.
* Cindy Morgan (@CindyMorganInfo), actress in Caddyshack and TRON.
* Clare Kramer (@ClareBerry), actress who played Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
* Jennifer Stuller, scholar (Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors), ink-stainedamazon.com.
* Gina Misiroglu, scholar (The Superhero Book, The Supervillain Book).
* Marjorie Liu, novelist (Hunter Kiss, Dirk & Steele) and comic book writer (Black Widow, X-23).
* J. Michael Straczynski, TV series creator (Babylon 5) and comic book writer (The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman).
I. Panelists Discuss the Central Question
Pt. 1. Introduction and panelists’ thoughts.
Pt. 2. Which superheroine should star in a theatrical movie? Why don’t screenwriters know what to do with heroines besides kill them off?
Pt. 3. Is Wonder Woman too perfect? Audience members ask a few questions before Cindy Morgan and the comic book writers have to leave. Audience members keep mentioning Wonder Woman’s costume.
II. The Scholars
III. Questions & Answers
One audience member who rambled for two minutes at the very end has been edited out. I’m not going to reinforce that crap. When the I ask for a final question and say, “Make it a good one,” then cut to a freakin’ question!
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