furthermore, it irks me at the rate that harley quinn has been sexualized in the past 10 or so years. i mean, she’s always been a fairly sensual character, but her original costume had her completely covered from head to toe in an homage to a court jester look. recent years, we’ve seen her change to short shorts and a corset which - okay every character needs a costume revamping to stay fresh - a sexy nurse (ish) outfit with pigtails, and now with the unveiling of the on set photos from Suicide Squad, short shorts and a shirt which reads “daddy’s monster”
i don’t really know how to phrase my distaste and lowkey disgust into the right words but the way modern media has begun infantalizing harley and turning her into basically a sexy plaything/sidekick for the joker has me feeling very uncomfortable because a character in itself does not have the autonomy to choose a dress style or a way of acting. that’s solely up to the character’s creator.
meaning that i’m really not liking this trend of harley “helpless sexy plaything that’s a little devious and is in an abusive relationship with the joker but lets downplay that so it’s funny rather than alarming” quinn that’s taking the spotlight