A hard woman is good to find. The portrayal of "strong women" in Hollywood features (including River Tam) isn't quite as it seems, according to Times journalist Kevin Maher.
Today's Times features the above article by Kevin Maher, on what he sees as the current trend of "post-feminist kick-ass action heroines" that "[offer] an overtly sexualised view of women that’s utterly rooted in the darkest chambers of male desire". Article focuses on Serenity and River specifically, who apparently is a "leather-clad fembot"...
Also in today's edition, a short review of the film itself - earning three stars out of five.
October 07 2005
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