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Old 06-18-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Broomstick View Post
The part of Ripley in Alien was originally written for a man, but nobody gave a damn that a woman was cast, and it launched a genre of action women that didn't rely on men to rescue them.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider was originally conceived as a man - gamers wouldn't want a POV character that's a girl, right? - but having a woman as the POV in a video game didn't impair the popularity of the franchise.

Seems thegeneral public, even specialized segments of it, are far more open to change than many suppose.
So your argument is that the "general public" is open to change because of examples of 2 changes that occurred in the pre-production process before a single member of the public saw it? Oooookay.