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Think I’ll be watching Hot Chick tonight… Oh, and here’s a hot chick.
Emma Frost, by Patrick Hecht.
The thing is, I don’t even really like Emma Frost. I don’t really understand everyone’s obsession with her. I assume it’s because she’s hot, which she is, undeniably so. I think she’s a bit of a bitch. At least, that’s the way the X-Men movie franchise seems determined to portray her. I like the comic canon in which she is her own independant business woman and teacher much better.
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just a comic rp thing i’m doing with a friend. its ugly i know.
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I asjdh I can’t stop hyperventilaing.
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Female Super-Hero Characters and Sex: Creators Explain How Comics Can Do Better
There has been a lot of discussion — and controversy — recently about the presence of women in super-hero comics, both in terms of the relative lack of female creators and the problematic way that female characters are sometimes represented. We’ve heard numerous fans and professionals hashing out the issue, and asking what mainstream comics can do to improve the way female characters are written and drawn. ComicsAlliance spoke to comics writers, artists and editors across the industry — including two porn creators — for some concrete answers to that question. Kieron Gillen, Greg Rucka, Kurt Busiek, G. Willow Wilson, Jeff Parker, Jess Fink, Brandon Graham, Sana Amanat, Jamie McKelvie, Erika Moen and Rachel Edidin weigh in below.
Kieron Gillen: I write the Uncanny X-Men. When the events of the recent months started to blow up, I found myself glancing at my team in Uncanny and sort of breathed a sigh of relief. My Uncanny Team for the relaunch is 50:50 in terms of gender ratio. Four men, four women and a robot. The oddest thing is that I didn’t even have to think about it. It’s the main advantage of writing Uncanny X-Men. I’m exploring the terrain populated by a lot of progressive, socially minded writers before me. I just picked the appropriate characters for what I had in mind and it creates a balanced team.
Which isn’t to say I haven’t my own problems, and I thought it may be worthwhile to talk about a little one I deal with on a daily basis. She’s called Emma Frost.
Emma always risks being every bad cliché about women in comics, simply because half the time she’s a tendency to look as if she’s just wandered out of a retro-themed sex party. Which she probably has. I think Emma gets away with it for a few reasons, and they’re reasons I keep in mind whenever writing pretty much anything.
First one, is something I think is as close to objective as anything craft-based gets. It’s about storytelling. Not a character’s actions, but how you choose to frame those actions for the reader. This includes the poses a character strikes. You could have a character reciting feminist theory, but if you’ve shot them so they’re leaning over to give a cleavage shot and come-hither eyes up at the reader, it overrules anything else you could be trying to do.
In other words, her costume’s actually a secondary concern compared to how you choose to frame the person wearing that costume. Take a look at Whedon/Cassady’s Astonishing X-men for a masterclass in Emma. She’s her usual semi-clothed self throughout, and Cassaday never does anything to draw attention to it above and beyond what the story demands.
If you treat your characters as objects instead of characters you are, by definition, objectifying them, and if you constantly objectify your female characters you come across as sexist. Male characters, despite the similar unlikely physique, are simply not objectified in the gaze of the reader in the same way as female characters often are, to the detriment to the drama. Because if the reader is thinking “Nice ass” or “Oh God, tacky!” on a panel that’s meant to be about something emotional and true, your choices have betrayed the story.
Second reason why Emma gets away with it links to the line-up. This is a team which includes a number of other women. In terms of my team, two are in unisex jumpsuits (Magik, Hope) and one is in something a little more elegant (Storm). We can have a character like Emma simply because not all characters are like Emma. If you dress all your characters like Emma, it sends – no pun intended — an explicit message.
Third reason is the flip of the first reason. That was about how you choose to present the story. This is the content of the story of itself. Emma’s unique dress-sense is absolutely part of the story. It’s for a reason. It’s for a reason which other characters respond to, both positively and negatively. If you’re going to have a character like Emma, you have to accept it’s a thing and roll with it.
In short: If you treat your characters as characters, you can get away with pretty much anything. As a final thought, it’s also worth noting that the deepest plunging cleavage in my X-Men team is actually Namor who’s close to being the masculine inverse of Emma in terms of amount of skin versus appropriateness of showing that amount of skin. Which, I suppose, is my own attempt at playful sexual egalitarianism.
Read more at ComicsAlliance.
I love this article.
“Emma always risks being every bad cliché about women in comics, simply because half the time she’s a tendency to look as if she’s just wandered out of a retro-themed sex party. Which she probably has.”
This is what I’ve been talking about. I have no problem with a woman being scantily clad if it makes sense. And this wonderfully eloquent person has summed up what I think nicely because they are basically saying “Emma dresses like she goes to sex parties because she actually probably does go to sex parties.”
Emma Frost is a character who actually has a reason to be scantily clad because it fits her personality.
Or in the reboots that the author of Dresden Codak has been making that you’ve probably seen going around, there’s one character who dresses in a sexy manner because she’s in it for the sponsorship deals and to make money and her theory is sex sells.
In both characters’ instances, it makes sense for them to wear revealing clothes, plunging necklines and skirts.
But if you have a character you’re trying to portray as shy and conservative and she’s wearing a tube top and miniskirt, you’ve basically undermined your own character and made her unbelievable as a character.
A lot of the female characters in both DC and Marvel titles are fighters and women of action, so how does it make sense to show them in outfits which are completely impractical to fight in (high heels, tops that if you jiggle twice you’ll pop out, etc.)?
I think, if they want to be taken seriously as writers and artists, DC and Marvel both need to ask themselves “What would this character wear based on her personality?” not “what looks the sexiest on her?”
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MY 20 FAVORITE MUTANTS
» iii. Emma Frost
“I am diamond, Ms. Pryde. I am, by definition, my own best friend.”
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