There’s a big trend going around about women in film — whether they are written too weak, too strong, too much like men, too much like stereotypical women. I personally think this is a great conversation to have, as the state of women in film (as well as other “minority” groups) in cinema demands this kind of attention.
Women in science fiction has always been an important part of the conversation, as it’s where we often see some of the most progressive (and regressive) portrayals of women. So when I saw the first two trailers of Guardians of the Galaxy, what struck me the most was the speaking. Every character gets a line but female Guardian Gamora – even Groot, who can literally only say three words. It wasn’t until the 2nd UK trailer was released this week that we heard her speak at all.
This raises the question, what can we expect from Gamora in this movie? A sexy badass like all the others, or is Marvel keeping it a secret?