Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Wolverine or Scott? You decide.

Interesting post over at Feminist SF about the badboy-versus-goodboy paradigm and its feminist implications.

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Blogger Candy Minx said...

That was very good. I think she is correct from the writers perspective, that virtue ina woman is symbolized by her choosing the good guy. She has a good argument there.

However, I prefer the good guy. I'm the bad girl as it is...and I think it turns out after having dated good guys and bad boys that kindness, simple thoughtful goodness is a huge complex commodity is such a cynical world.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Red said...

The problem mostly arises when characters are blandly two-dimensional. I don't watch Lost and am not familiar with Phantom of the Opera either, but I can think of Hugh Grant and Colin Firth in Bridget Jones, for example. One is a complete bastard (but, oh! so much fun), the other a bore, but dependable and loyal, the kind of man who'll never hurt a woman.

Outside of the confines of film and literature, I totally agree with Candy. Give me a "good guy" any day of the week. Good guys can be fun too. In fact, they are often more fun than bad guys, because they factor your own fun into the equation rather than just thinking about their own needs.

Great link, MJ.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Shep said...

Scott's a pussy, Logan kicks his ass every time.

3:10 AM  

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