August 03, 2004

Buffy: The feminist's Spider-Man

From the Chron:

Fingeroth agrees. "Buffy was like the female Spider-Man. The appeal of all the superheroes is the metaphorical value of their internal and external struggles, and she was portrayed as someone burdened by responsibility who just wants to have a normal life. That's how every adolescent feels."

1 comment:

MosBen said...

Unfortunately, Buffy whined so much about wanting a normal life, even into the seventh season when the world was ending, that I got sick of it. At some point, probably when you die and are resurected, you stop just being a normal girl coping with balancing a normal life and work.