Friday, January 20, 2012

You're overthinking it, Roger

From the lead paragraph of Ebert's review of the film "Haywire:"

There must be Freudian insights explaining why so many young males respond positively to superwomen as heroines.

At science fiction and comics conventions, a woman wearing a fetishistic superhero costume will almost certainly be the focus of a circle of intent fanboys.


Maybe there's the prospect of an all-protecting mom.

Or the promise of a cool female buddy.

The possibility of sex seems to be secondary.


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