In the wake of all of this bogus virtue signalling for Wonder Woman after critics couldn’t be bothered to give any other DCEU films a fair shake, let’s cut the bullshit and talk about our favorite FEMININE strong female leads.
See, it seems like all Hollywood can talk about these days is STRONG FEMALE LEAD this and STRONG FEMALE LEAD that. But what does that phrase even mean when almost every flick that comes out is just a gender-swapped take on the standard male action hero trope?
They don’t always suck at telling girl-power stories, though. Here are my top 4 FEMININE female characters from movies. Who are yours?
4. Sarah Connor-Terminator 2
After the death of Kyle Reese, Sarah must build a tough, artificially masculine shell in order to train and lead her son John to become the warrior who will one day defeat Skynet and the Terminators.
She struggles throughout the second film to balance her natural maternal instinct to protect her son from danger while teaching him the tools to be come the man to win the machine war. Tools his dead father will never be able to teach him.
3. Ellen Ripley-Aliens
De facto mother to the Colonial Marines and eventually Newt, Ripley’s maternal instincts are on full display as she risks life and limb to protect those she cares about while rooting out the fox in the hen-house, Burke, and eventually doing battle with a mother even more fierce than her in the Alien Queen.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Double that when a woman’s children are in danger. Ripley is the mom all us monster loving boys wish we had.
2. Tank Girl-Tank Girl
In a world mad from lack of water, one wiry, cunning little chick manages to disarm even the fiercest weirdo in the apocalypse with her quirky charm and voracious sexual appetite. Oh yeah, and her big ass fucking tank.
1. Harley Quinn-Suicide Squad
Every man’s weakness is a woman whose beauty is only matched by her batshit craziness. Harley can sex the pants off any man she meets and kill him just as quick.
Her mania is what drives her fearlessness and she is nearly unstoppable as long as she can keep her mind on the task in front of her instead of on the voices in her head. That is until the Joker walks into the room. A girl whose only downfall is a man even crazier than herself. My kinda chick.