Mad Max Fury Road – A feminist Triumph?

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Don’t be fooled into thinking the new Mad Max movie is another testosterone fuelled night at the movies. with a host of new female characters including Furiosa,  played by Charlize Theron and Rosie Huntington Whiteley, a slave maiden, occasionally seen hanging off the end of a moving vehicle, Mad Max Fury Road could become the most surprising feminist triumph of the year…

Joanne Robinson wrote for Vanity Fair:-.

Anyone who’s seen the first three Mad Max movies knows the drill by now. There will be fun post-apocalyptic fashion (chain mail if we’re lucky), a number of car chases, daring stunts, and, at the center of it all, a laconic, macho road warrior named Max Rockatansky. (Played this time around by Tom Hardy.) But before you chalk all this up to another testosterone-fueled day at the movies, you should know that new female characters played by Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Courtney Eaton have the potential to flip certain action movie tropes on their head. In fact, Mad Max director George Miller enlisted the help of activist, feminist icon, and Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler in order to ensure that Fury Road wasn’t just another story about helpless female victims; it’s a story about empowered survivors… READ MORE

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