Who are some of your favorite female characters in films? (would you say that roles for women have evolved? Or have they always been ‘meaty’ones?)
A few of mine:
Pretty Woman (sue me)
Kit De Luca
Ok Vivian Ward
In pretty much everything. This woman never phones it in.
The one and only Annie Wilkes
The Girl(s) With the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace, Rooney Mara
Mad Mad: Fury Road
Imperator Furiosa (sublime, Charlize)
What are some of your favorites? And do you think roles for women are ‘better’ now than “then”?
Wicked Witch of the West
Woody Allen Heroines
Damsels in Distress
Women in Wartime
Maria von Trapp
Women Lacking Self-Esteem
Women with Secrets
Thelma Dickinson & Louise Sawyer
Fighters against Injustice
Norma Rae Webster
Mary Tyler Moore as Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People
True Romance is one of my favorites, a big reason being Patricia Arquette’s “Alabama Worley”. She’s adorable….but watch out, Tony Soprano….
Speaking of adorable, love Tess McGill…not adorable, but also Katharine Parker in Working Girl.