From Suburban Heroines to Serious Superchicks. Australian television's women are getting better, stronger, faster.
"Joss Whedon, Buffy's creator, is credited with remaking the whole idea of the heroine. Buffy didn't need a bloke to guide or control her. She wasn't butch, she wasn't tough in the traditional sense. She liked pretty clothes. Her heart could be broken. But boy, could she kick arse. And you can see her influence in everyone from Veronica Mars and Claire Bennett of Heroes to Desperate Housewives' Bree Van de Kamp: pretty, feminine, with complex personal lives, but with a powerful sense of themselves and the smarts to rise to any challenge."
September 23 2007
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