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Psycho Women

This is like my favorite unofficial genre / fav trope in cinema: the psycho deranged woman with a few screws loose. This one really speaks to me because of just how cathartic, fun, and disturbing it can be all at once. Some of these women we probably shouldn't feel sorry for or sympathize with, but their primal rage nonetheless still feels empowering. With the omnipresent and unending surge of misogyny and misogynoir that affects society due to the modern day plague we knew today as patriarchy, seeing women be methodical and filled with such rage is something that feels so raw and honest. And sometimes it's just fun to see women do what we constantly see men do. Whether they're…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Gone Girl
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