Fight scenes are about visual spectacle, power dynamics, adding thrills and tension. They change the stakes quickly and move a film forward. When women are put in this environment they add something different… often a touch of unnecessary sexuality and silly recurring tropes.
Thankfully these tropes seem to be fading with the introduction of more well-rounded female action heroes whose power and skill is more important than how their body looks. Continue reading Women in Action: 5 Fight Scene Tropes That Need To Die