This is my little blog on some awesome strong women from TV & Movies…
ANNA SILK – Anna plays Bo on the Canadian supernatural crime drama television series Lost Girl. The series focuses on Bo, a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. She was raised by human parents and always thought of herself as a normal girl next door until one night she drains her boyfriend to death. Bo later discovers that she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore, who pass as humans while feeding off them secretly. Relieved yet horrified to find out that she is not alone, Bo is faced with choosing an allegiance between the Dark and Light Fae clans. She decides to take the middle path between humans and the Fae while embarking on a personal mission to unlock the secrets of her origin, while protecting humans along the way. She has shown great loyalty to her friends, risking her life to help them. Bo does not regard humans as inferior beings as most other Fae do and instead insists on living among them, while still keeping her true nature hidden.
Anna, wow what can I say, when I first saw this new series (well, new to the United States, as Canada, where the show is produced has been getting the series since it premiered there in the Fall of 2010, lucky them, eh?) I thought that girl is tough yet you can feel a soft side to her especially her relationship with her best buddy/side-kick Kenzie (Ksenia Solo). She is also one confusing girl with that love triangle between herself, Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) and Lauren (Zoie Palmer). Here is the intro that they show at the beginning of every episode (Anna’s voice is narrating it in the background): “Life is hard when you don’t know who you are. It’s harder when you don’t know what you are. My love carries a death sentence. I was lost for years, searching while hiding, only to find that I belong to a world hidden from humans. I won’t hide anymore. I will live the life I choose.”
ELIZA DUSHKU – I remember first seeing Eliza in the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy) where she played Faith. Faith was a slayer, a girl endowed with supernatural abilities and destined to battle evil creatures such as vampires and demons. The initial concept for Faith’s character was “the road not taken”, a Slayer who makes the wrong choices in life. She is intended to be a reflection of Buffy, and what Buffy could have become were it not for her support system of friends and family. The question the writers wanted to answer was, despite being made from the same “raw materials,” how would upbringing and environment affect the type of people they would become later in life? Joss Whedon describes her as everything Buffy would never let herself become; although Buffy is tempted by Faith’s approach to slaying, she ultimately decides not to make the same choices herself. With Faith, the writers explored the nature of power, and the boundaries and consequences of its use. They wanted to address the issue that, whether the creatures a Slayer kills are good or evil, she is still a professional killer.
Eliza went onto another TV series that I really enjoyed watching called Dollhouse. Incidentally it was also created by writer and director Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The show revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments (known as “Dollhouses”) across the globe which program individuals referred to as Actives (or Dolls) with temporary personalities and skills. Wealthy clients hire Actives from Dollhouses at great expense for various purposes. The series primarily follows the Active known as Echo, played by Eliza Dushku, on her journey towards self-awareness.
CHRISTINA COX – Chirstina’s TV series Blood Ties stands out for me as one I really enjoyed of hers, it sadly was canceled after only 2 seasons. The show revolves around private investigator Vicki Nelson – formerly a detective with the Metropolitan Toronto Police. She was losing her sight, but quit the force rather than accept a desk job. However, her last case turns out to be a doozy, involving vampires and the supernatural. She decides to team up with a vampire named Henry and ex-lover Mike Celluci to battle the forces of evil both normal and paranormal. I loved that this show actually casts its female lead as the main character and the two male leads as sidekicks! This show breaks with stereotypes by casting an actress with some actual muscle to play a very physical role. Blood Ties has created a multi-dimensional female lead character who breaks stereotypes, maintains her femininity and has a great sense of humor to boot.
If you enjoy these actors/actresses mentioned above why not check out their twitter page and see what is on their minds…
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This blog entry will be ongoing as I find more TV & Movie Warrior Women to write about and add more to the ones I already have….stay tuned!
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