Category Archives: Girl Heroes

Melodrama

This formula is so pervasive, we no longer question the structure. I once wrote an essay on how The Outlaw Josey Wales was the exact same plot as the first Muppet Movie where Kermit the Frog. Continue reading

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Guys as Heroes

Female readers also wanted a male hero to follow. I researched the dynamics only to find a principle called transference where a reader identifies with a dominant figure even when that hero is unlike the reader — even when that hero resembles someone in real life who is abusive to her, Continue reading

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