Thread: The Boys S1
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:47 PM
moojja is offline
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Originally Posted by Left Hand of Dorkness View Post
Great series. But there's one big problem with it, that I see. Women's bodies keep getting violated by supervillains in order to motivate the protagonists.

Hugh's motivation? His girlfriend is killed by a supe.
Butcher's motivation? His wife is raped and murdered by a supe.
Annie's motivation? She's raped by a supe.

They lean really heavily into the Women in Refrigerators cliche. In all those cases, I think the story would've been a helluva lot more interesting if they'd just switched one or both genders.
I agree. Although I'll argue that's not Annie's motivation? Yes, although she's raped by a supe. Her motivation is she wants to be a hero. She even says it in the series, that the only thing people pickup about her speech is the rape. But the speech itself is about more than that. It's about trying to be a good person, even if it's outside of the Christian lifestyle.