When Jennifer Lawrence stepped into the role of Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” history was being made. Even pitching the idea of a strong, lead female heroine, who was not relying on sex appeal to attract an audience (we’re looking at you, Lara Croft), was a long shot. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.
The major financial successes of films such as “Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring Kristen Stewart, and “Brave,” the very first female-led animated film from Disney/Pixar, have proven it’s no longer a man’s world.
Millions of dollars earned at the box office have put to bed the notion that movie-going audiences are not interested in films centered on women warriors. In fact, according to an article on The Huffington Post, it’s not only women who are interested in these types of films: Nearly half of these audiences were male.
Here’s hoping that Hollywood takes note and gives the green light to more fierce female flicks.