The thought that a Buttercup could morph over time into an Antiope is perhaps the greatest comfort of all, in a world where women’s roles are often limited and limiting. Let us be princesses, but let us be generals too. Let us live in stories made to heal, but also in stories made to marshal bravery, fortitude, and wisdom. — Emily Asher-Perrin, Tor.com. Read More:
“Less-diverse product underperforms in the marketplace, and yet it still dominates. This makes no financial sense.” – Ana-Christina Ramón. Read more:
“The Force is strong with Leia, and hopefully, we will see her story continue… You just can’t have Star Wars without her. To paraphrase the signs, she is the Resistance.” – Brandy McDonnell, The Week in Women. Read more:
“Mothers… don’t receive as much thematic prominence as father-son/child relationships in the cinematic world of a galaxy far, far away. If they do, they are noticeably disposable.” – Caroline Cao, The Mary Sue.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy: “I think the character of Rey, the character of Jyn, these are empowered women that are not necessarily just taking on male characteristics. These are genuinely female heroines. I think that’s really important, and I think it will make a difference.” – Lucas Siegel, comicbook.com. Read more:
“The Force Awakens was also met with prejudiced backlash for having female and black leads in Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in spam bots and a boycott only Jar Jar Binks would consider successful.” –
The impact of Mad Max: Fury Road goes beyond how badass Furiosa is or how stunning George Miller’s vision is. With Imperator Furiosa’s success comes a new test: The Furiosa Test. It’s an indicator of the very real demand for inclusion in Hollywood.
– by Jamie Righetti, Film School Rejects.