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Norma Bates was a strong woman. She didn't take any **** from no one even after she died. Well, except from that fly that she refused to swat, but she wanted to make a point. :D
And I don't expect too much at all. There is nothing wrong with expecting better of the way women are portrayed in media. And I don't care if it ever changes I am going to keep on speaking out about it anyway, at least someone does in this forum.....
You want a baseline? What about Elizabeth Bennet? Sure she made a mistake by thinking Mr. Darcy was something he was not (under the false information by Mr. Wickham) but she was her own woman the whole time and didn't take **** from anyone regardless of money and stature? What about the main characters from Easy A, Sydney White, and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist? And Michele Reis character from Fallen Angels (the only WKW movie I can actually stand)? What about Catwoman from Batman Returns? Or Michelle Yeo's character in Die Another Day or Wing Chun? Viola from Twelth Night? There's the women in the Joy Luck Club too, both Chocolate and Chocolat....I think I could find out more if I really did my research.
A lot of these movies aren't artsy or independent. And I don't think movies with these characters have to be shoved into this category or seen primarily at movie festivals like Outfest.