I hate how people particularly on this site scream and demand representation in action films and everything but when the movie comes out they don’t support it, in 2017 alone we have about 8 POC playing leads in superhero films and no one is trying to acknowledge it! Gal Gadot an Israeli-Jewish woman is playing Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa a biracial Hawaiian man is playing Aquaman, Ray Fisher a black man is playing Cyborg, RJ Cyler a black man played the first autistic superhero in the Power Rangers film that just came out this past Friday, Becky G a Latina woman played the first LGBTQ hero in the Power Rangers film, Ludi Lin played the first Asian superhero to ever hit the big screen, Naomi Scott played the first Indian superhero, Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays a live action Vixen, and there a plenty of others that can be added to this list ,but all those people yelling about wanting representation here are examples of a few and all of these people are leads in their respective films.. Y'all want POC leads here they are watch their films and support them! Show Hollywood that POC as leads can make money in the action and superhero genres as well! I don’t want to see another post complaining about representation until y'all have seen these movies first. Support these actors they have worked hard and deserve support!
we expect the love of others to heal everything that’s broken about us and that’s where we meet the fault line. you can not place that kind of expectation upon others, much less on the love they give to you. and you don’t need someone who wears the cape for you. you don’t need someone who takes you in for their own fulfillment. you don’t need someone who mistakes you for something that needs saving. you are a whole person on your own. do not look to a love that expects to heal all your wounds. instead find the lover that understands them, the lover that doesn’t try to play the superhero, the lover that stands beside you as you bloom into everything you’ve ever been meant to be and refuses to take credit for any of it because they recognize that you have always been worth the love and adoration even on your hard days. stand by the lover that knows you are not more because of them.
You know , I find it absolutely unbelievable how people dislike Mon-El (and for whatever reason hate on Chris Wood for this). Yes , he might be the Prince of Daxam but … look at him now - he is trying , he is really trying his best and maybe for the first time in his life he knows what TRUE HAPPINESS feels like. You can see how devastated he is at the dinner table with his parents and Kara. My heart breaks looking at him being so sad and … broken. Not to mention that Chris Wood’s dream was to play a superhero and now he sort if is one. Mon-El still has a lot to learn and he is clearly not the same person he was on Daxam. So I think … that everyone should just stop for a moment and give him a chance OK. Give Mon-El a chance and please do NOT hate on Chris Wood because he is absolutely the best !
I am sorry if you don’t agree with my opinion… but I’ll defend Chris Wood and Mon-El , always and forever. Thank you !
Interesting how men like Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, and Paul Rudd have no problem playing superheroes in their 40s and 50s but women of the same age are hard-pressed to be anything but a mom or a villain.
I think the mom thing is fairly well-known at this point, but I was honestly taken by surprise when I actually sat down and started thinking about how many superhero shows and movies cast “older” women as villains. consider: Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney (Gotham), Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard (Luke Cage), Cate Blanchett as Hela (Thor: Ragnarok), Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen (Arrow), Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao (Daredevil), Sigourney Weaver’s mystery villain (Marvel’s Defenders), Viola Davis as Amanda Waller (Suicide Squad), and Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeryn Hogarth (Jessica Jones). (Waller and Hogarth aren’t outright villains, sure, but they’re definitely amoral and aren’t meant to be pleasant, sympathetic people.)
And none of this is to suggest that there’s anything wrong with women, of any age, playing villains! But I have to wonder why this trend is so prevalent. There are definitely some exceptions - Ming-Na Wen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Halle Berry’s later portrayals of Storm, and if we want to include non-fighty characters then we also had Calista Flockhart on Supergirl and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, before both of their characters got dropped - but for the most part, there’s a complete aversion to seeing women over 40 as heroes - even when there’s actually a good reason for them to be.
A lot of this comes down to sex appeal, and the perceived importance thereof. Men get to be heroic and fun and interesting at any age, but once a woman gets past her sexy years she gets to be maternal or evil. It’s frustratingly limiting, and it’s an issue that deserves more attention.
So here is a short film I made in response to #LGBTFansDeserveBetter it’s about an LGBT+ disabled couple and superheroes. Please reblog this, seriously! It is the culmination of two months of effort and it means a lot to me to get this positive representation out there. Please check it out, or at least spread the word!
my ten year old daughter and I have different ships on Supergirl. She likes Karamel and I like Karolsen.
I have a hard time not rolling my eyes at everything Mon-El says and then she kicks my foot. I say I don’t buy it. She says,”well I do.” I told her to wait and see. James will be back.
We both think Sanvers is cute, me more than her.
And I tell her about how all the old superheroes are playing new characters on this show. I told her about how Lois Lane and Hercules are Mon-El’s parents, Wonder Woman is the president, and Supergirl and Superman are Kara and Maggie’s parents.