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Brave– the feminist Hunger Games?


Plot: little princess Merida doesn’t want to marry any of the suitors, she wants to ride horses, shoot arrows, be free.  Mom sternly disapproves.  “Sit up straight.”  An evil bear tries to kill everyone.
Brave appeared to be the feminist Hunger Games– this would be a movie about a girl with a bow that was… Read the rest

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racial representation in postracial fiction and the banality of ultra-violence

I don’t see what all the HUNGER GAMES hubbub is about. I mean, Jennifer Lawrence has experience playing a person of color. That isn’t good enough for you people? (What do I mean, “you people”?)
Strike that, start again. I don’t get what all the HUNGER GAMES hubbub is about. The black characters in the book exist to… Read the rest

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