“Run the World (Girls)” is a song recorded by Beyonce Knowles in 2011, with the accompanying music video directed by Francis Lawrence. The video displays a post-apocalyptic war-zone in which Knowles and an army of scantily-clad women square off against men in riot gear – all through the use of seductive dance moves. The video ends with Knowles ripping off the military general’s badge and putting it on herself. The aggressive lyrics center on the superiority of women, with much of their power being attributed to their intelligence, money-making abilities, and “persuasion”.
The first video is a trailer that was produced as a way to promote Charlie's Angels Full Throttle. The blockbuster film of 2003 was a sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angeles, which itself was based upon a popular 1970s television show. Played by Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Lui, the crime-fighting Angels team is portrayed as an elite female unit that is courageous and strong. They're also not afraid to use their good looks and sexual prowess as a way to trick their unwitting enemies into getting caught. The sequel features the three Angels taking on a former colleague, played by Demi Moore.
This magazine spread -- “Can Getting Fit Get You a Date” -- was published in Cosmopolitan magazine. Cosmopolitan is a young women’s magazine, and typically includes articles on relationships, sex, health, careers, self-improvement, celebrities, fashion and beauty. In this article, a reporter experiments with three different fitness courses/groups, with the aim of seeing whether she will get a date from participating in these activities. The article is written in the first person, with the reporter describing her feelings and experiences while participating in a running group, a salsa class and a fitness group.
Cosmpolitan featured pop star Rihanna on its cover in July of in 2011. Cosmopolitan’s corporate owner, the Hearst Corporation, describes “Cosmo” as, “the lifestylist for millions of fun, fearless females who want to be the best they can be in every area of their lives. Cosmopolitan inspires with information on relationships and romance, the best in fashion and beauty, the latest on women's health and well-being, as well as what is happening in pop culture and entertainment…and just about everything else fun, fearless females want to know.”
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.