It’s so very girly to get all worked up about novelty boobs. Oh, you’re such a girl.
You’re fucking right I’m a girl.
I’m a girl with no sense of humor about anti-girl things — go figure.
And it was her words that came to mind when I saw this Fox poster advertising Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Sociological Images:
Note that the Summer Glau character is not sexualised in the series itself. She has a patriarchally-approved body, but that’s it: she’s 100% business, competent, kick-arse, and clothed. (Aside: Lena Headey, who plays Sarah Connor, is awesome.)
So what do Fox marketeers do to attempt to pull in the male fans? Strip Glau, chop her in half and turn her into a dismembered robot Lady Godiva, hanging from – what are those things? They’re sickeningly reminiscent of meathooks.
Anyhow. If you’re a Terminator fan, don’t let this put you off the series itself. It is very watchable, and not particularly antifeminist. It’s certainly far, far better than the Bionic Woman remake. Which is a pretty low bar.
The rest of the posters: