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Old March 25 2009, 08:48 PM   #66
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Re: Joss Whedon and the blurry line between homage and appropriation

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You've never seen a cute, petite, leather clad female beating up a big man on a Whedon show? Two really hot young femme girls in bed together?
I have, and I don't think he ever did that for sexual or pornographic intent.
It's a far too commonly recurring theme for it to be a coincidence. He has created four shows and gotten them on the air, each one has had multiple characters of the same type - Buffy, Faith, Cordelia, River, Echo etc.

The last season of Buffy had a hundred of them!
I wouldn't attribute it to coincidence. Whedon obviously has a feminist angle he's working -- female empowerment as represented in the action-adventure genre through the use of female characters defeating villains.

I'm not sure I'd call Cordelia a character in the same tradition as Buffy, River, or Echo, though.
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