A bionic bomb, or a six million dollar dud?
Instead of focusing on terrorism and militarism, the new "Bionic" will explore the role of professional women in contemporary society and how they juggle their various roles.Big mistake. The producers and Variety make it sound as though the two topics are being dealt with seriously in showbiz, when closer inspection would show that they're not.
"It's using the idea of artificial technology as a metaphor for what contemporary women sometimes feel is necessary to do everything that needs to be done," [David] Eick said.
Something tells me that even on the subject of women's roles in today's society, they're likely to fail, or not even to address some of the more meatier issues, like Islamo-misogyny in today's world. But it's also wrong to dismiss one subject, seemingly in favor of another, and imply that one is more important than the other too.
That said, misogyny in entertainment is still a very valid subject, certainly if we were to refer to the comic book medium that The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman drew some of their premises from (but primarily from a sci-fi novel), where there's been quite a bit of lurid misogyny and Chomskyism running rampant, right under the noses of even many conservatives. That, of course, is something I've discussed whenever I can on my comics blog.
This also reminds of one more thing: a commentor at Debbie's blog asked:
What is with Hollyweird that they need to dorkify heroes?A similar question could also be asked about comic book publishers today, who've been pretty much going out of their way to dorkify their heroes, or worse, to depict them in a bad light, while being sympathetic to the villians. And the answer, sadly, may certainly have what to do with leftist political correctness.
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