This trailer was created forElektra,an action film starring Jennifer Garner as the star, based on the Marvel comic book. While most of the comic book heroes that are the centerpieces of major films are male – Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and more – only a few female characters have ever been the lead role in comic books and associated movies.
Thinking about the big comic book heroes and action stars, what percentage would you say are female? If you can name a few – what are some of the traits that unite the female action stars?
Do you think female action stars have to be portrayed as sexy to attract an audience? Are male action stars portrayed in a similar way? Think of some examples of female action stars that fit the mold of the “sexy action star” – can you think of any that do not fit that mold?