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Still watching Revolutionary Girl Utena, and I was thinking that, once I've watched a show like Buffy, I just couldn't stop seeing the similar feminist themes both shows were tackling.
But as I Googled "Buffy Utena Feminism" to see if anyone else made the connection between these two very blatant feminist-driven shows, I came across an interesting observation about both shows in a Livejournal entry: "Utena is a feminist narrative. Buffy is a narrative with a feminist theme. There's a distinct difference between the two." While Buffy is a vampire gothic drama with feminist themes in many episodes, it's still not quite the same as Utena where its central narrative isn't built on anything else but feminism itself (even the lesbianism is kinda secondary to this).
Regardless, I love both shows, so I probably would inadvertently make certain comparisons in my final review in spite of my best effort to do otherwise. Oh well. I like it though, other shows I've seen enhancing my perspective of shows I'm currently watching.
Been on a strange voyage through popular culture recently . Discovered Prime Video is showing all kinds of old crap , matinee serials from old cinema , sitcoms from the 50s , shows from my childhood etc .
That blond hero thread, and the deaths this year of two prominent 'Avengers' girls , really got me thinking about representations of empowered women in the early days of television(and film ). Prime UK is an amazing resource for that sort of malarkey
So I've been on a whistlestop tour of 'Beverly Hill Billies' , 'Petticoat Junction ', Zorro 'the Black Whip' , 'Hunter' , 'Renegade' , 'The Professionals' , Shaw Brothers movies and others
Also did Community ,Stargirl , most 'the Magicians' and 'Dark Matter' for fun . Apart from Community , I haven't really loved anything I ve been watching for months
Likely going back into lockdown in Wales so feeling a Buffy/Angel watchthrough coming on to pass the time . Going right back to the beginning
Glenn Close's portrayal is probably one of the few, if not the only live action adaptation performances of a Disney film that I've thoroughly enjoyed. She nailed the character's mannerism, but such a similar is probably more noticeable because the animated character's personality is so flamboyant and exaggerated.