Gender and Fan Studies looks at Firefly. Ongoing analysis of fan culture at Henry Jenkins' blog touches on the mixed gender appeal of "Firefly."
"Well, Firefly (and Serenity) is a Sci-Fi western and adventure story, so as a source text is very male-oriented (I am only saying this because it is supposed that boys like guns and adventures, while girls like romance and amassing Barbie merchandise). However, the hints of romance (mostly unresolved) and very engaging male characters portrayed by exceptionally cute actors make it very easy prey for female fans, stereotypically speaking."
June 25 2007
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