Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne has given a brilliant fashion critique of the average female superhero’s costume...
Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne has given a brilliant fashion critique of the average female superhero’s costume.
Acknowledging that most superhero movies are ‘totally sexist’, Cara’s paying particular attention to Wonder Woman’s get-up, and is asking out loud what we’ve all wondered at some point – how does Wonder Woman do all that fighting whilst being so, well, naked?
‘Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis,’ Cara said in an interview with Empire Magazine. ‘No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.’
Not to mention the restrictiveness of that corset after lunch…
Cara’s set to play Enchantress in Warner Bros and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, released in cinemas next year, starring alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.
Potentially causing a (really quite positive) stir in the male-dominated industry, her comments are calling-out directors and producers who insist on objectifying women in order to drive cinema ticket sales on these types of film franchises.
‘There are only three girls in [Suicide Squad] but in my opinion they have the best roles,’ Cara said. ‘Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist.’
In Suicide Squad, Cara’s character has the ability to control minds (nice) but the actress says her ultimate super power would be to do the whole shape-shifting thing.
‘I think I’d rather be able to be anybody or anything, I guess,’ she said. ‘That’s kind of the ultimate acting superpower, and of course that’s like Mystique in ‘X-Men’, but as well I’d like to be a tree if I wanted to, or a paper clip.’
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