This week, we three witches gather ’round the swirling cauldron of issues surrounding female baddies and the lack there of.
Do audiences want to watch Captain America beating up a woman? Do all female villains have to femme fatales?
We explore all the implications of genderswaps, writing strong female characters, and the seemingly illusive practice of writing women at all.
We also have an especially enchanting explanation about the history of campy, flamboyant villains, most infamously presented by Disney. Are children’s cartoons implying that queerness equates to evil? Is James Bond just as guilty?
Give this magical episode a listen and learn of our favorite female baddies and if women and queer folk should be excluded from the halls of villainy because it doesn’t look “good” for them.
Hosts: Daley Wilhelm, Matthew Yapp, Ian Pemberton
Logo by: Meghan Duffy
Music by: Jack McGinnis
Edited by: Zach Sexton
Check out all our other enchanting episodes on our iTunes!