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A Question for Maria: Is Machismo a Prerequisite in Action Films? – Tinig ng Plaridel
In a world where feminism is finally finding a collective voice through new media, filmmakers and other media-content producers are continuously called to break traditional gender notions in the name of a more diverse and less prejudiced media. Maria had great potential to be the introductory note to an entirely new breed of action films - one that shapes female characters fully and breaks decades-long reinforced stereotypes. There is much merit to the film’s technical aspects, but there is also so much more it could have done in terms of its message.