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This is on Netflix and i may or may not have cried midway. 

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"(about female superheroes) Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, You see? It can’t be done. It’s stupid, and I’m hoping The Hunger Games will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched The Avengers and was like, ‘My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,’ and I thought, Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: ‘If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.’ (on whats next for him)And back to the female-hero thing, I’m not going to let nobody do it. It doesn’t have to be me, but it could be."
Joss Whedon on female superheroes, and what pisses him off about the industry via The Daily Beast
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"I’ve been to comic con for more than a decade and every time I go to the floor, I go with the intention of buying a cool statute of a female and I have yet to find one that doesn’t look like a porn star. I was walking the floor yesterday, I was like, somebody needs to start a little maquette business that has cool iconic poses for women that don’t look like they’re breaking their spines, and might be, dare I say, clad. There’s male versions of that being overly muscular and striking weird poses and stuff. But honestly, it seems really late in the game for there to be NOTHING but cheese cake down there for the people to be buying and for the kids to be looking at. We should have something better than that."
Joss Whedon at his Q&A panel from the 2012 SDCC
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