do action movies know they can have more than one female character
Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions.
This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.
also these women all need to be capable of both kicking ass and killing people with guns as well as cleaning up nicely and doing recon at a charity event while the one male character seduces a rich person.
I petition this male character is played by Jeremy Renner.
I have a script plan for EXACTLY THIS. No shit.
Dahomey’s Warrior Women
Speaking of West Africa, the Dahomey Warrior Women involves a fascinating history that spans nearly 200 years. It was during this time that the elite squad of female warriors fought and died for the border rights and inter-tribal issues in the ancient kingdom of Dahomey.
These women, who outranked their male counterparts, were given far more privileges, including the ability to come and go from the palaces as they pleased (unlike the men). They were so revered for their warrior prowess, The Smithsonian explains, that men were taught to keep their distance:
“Recruiting women into the Dahomean army was not especially difficult, despite the requirement to climb thorn hedges and risk life and limb in battle. Most West African women lived lives of forced drudgery. Gezo’s female troops lived in his compound and were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and slaves – as many as 50 to each warrior, according to the noted traveler Sir Richard Burton, who visited Dahomey in the 1860s. And “when amazons walked out of the palace,” notes Alpern, “they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, retire a certain distance, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.”
Yet as colonialist ambitions grew in the region, the Dahomey female warriors eventually grew sparse. Fierce combat missions to crush the independent kingdom eventually succeeded, and in the 1940s, it is said that the last of the female warriors died.
I’ve posted about this incredible military force for 1800s Week previously, and you can read more about women warriors of color in this Masterpost. There’s also Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey by Stanley B. Alpern.
[TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse & humiliation, sensory & food deprivation, torture, ableism]
"By taking away control, I mean taking away the right to decide anything: what to do, what to eat, when to go to bed, what to wear — everything!"
"Only when the child gives in to the idea that control…
African American metalhead appreciation post
- Jada Pinkett Smith of Wicked Wisdom
- Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage
- Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust
- Byron Davis of God Forbid
- Derrick Green of Sepultura
- Mike Smith of Suffocation
- Wrust (metal band from Botswana)
- Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch
- Adam Warren of Oceano
- Tommy Vext of Divine Heresy
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well you forgot a lot of folks so I shouldn’t be surprised, but yeah :)
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