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LAWRENCE: I’M THE FIRST FEMALE ACTION HERO

Jennifer Lawrence has been talking about her career as a female action star this week.  According to her, she is the first female action lead.  And that no female action stars existed before her, because of the patriarchy, or something.

I remember when I was doing “Hunger Games,” nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work — because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead. And it just makes me so happy every single time I see a movie come out that just blows through every one of those beliefs, and proves that it is just a lie to keep certain people out of the movies. To keep certain people in the same positions that they’ve always been in.”

So says Lawrence.  But…

  • Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979), Aliens (1986).
  • Nancy Allen in RoboCop (1987)
  • Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 (1991).
  • Bridget Fonda in Point of No Return (1993).
  • Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element (1997), Resident Evil franchise.
  • Michelle Rodriguez in The Fast & Furious franchise (2001-).
  • Demi Moore in GI Jane (1997).
  • Uma Thurman in Kill Bill I & II (2003 & 2004).
  • Gina Carano in Haywire (2011).
  • Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider (2001), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010).
  • Charlie’s Angels (2000), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

 

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