Sunday, February 23, 2014
Where Are All The Great Female Antiheroes of Color?
So I posed the following question to my fellow Cinema in Noir co-hosts today: where are all the great female antiheroes of color? Needless to say, we were hard pressed to come up with many. But we did come up with a few notable ones, including Coffy, Gail and Miho from Sin City, and the lovely ladies on Orange is the New Black. It sounds like Jada Pinkett Smith's upcoming role as a kickass mob boss on a new Batman-inspired series, Gotham, may be in the running soon as well. Who are some of your favorite female antiheroes of color?
We also discussed race-bending and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four. We mentioned this on the show a few months ago when Jordan was still "in talks" for the role, but go deeper into the topic on today's podcast. I'm still concerned about the fact that they are attempting this movie again when the last two were so, so bad (and also featured Latina actress Jessica Alba as a Caucasian Sue Storm, but nobody cared about that). But anyway, while fanboys debate among themselves, Michael B. Jordan is counting his dollars.
Missed the show? Listen to the full episode here.