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22 November 2014

Why It Matters What a Female Action Hero Wears - Washington Post 20 November

Katniss Everdeen doesn’t dress to impress. The heroine of “The Hunger Games” movies is occasionally forced to don a pretty gown, but generally speaking Jennifer Lawrence’s character doesn’t make sartorial statements — she makes physical ones. She runs and hunts and shoots down planes with arrows, and in her earth-toned cargo pants and jackets, the feats are the focus.

That’s not often the case with female action heroes, who are somehow supposed to take down bad guys while oozing sex appeal. Katniss wasn’t the first femme-fighter to buck the trend, but when she first graced the big screen in 2012, she was the first in quite some time. And others seem to be following suit: In “Lucy,” “Divergent” and the upcoming “Jupiter Ascending,” the focus has shifted from the protagonist’s skin to her skill.

How did we get here? Take a look at the (by no means exhaustive) evolution of the female action hero over the last 40 years.

Xena Warrior Princess

Years: Heroine1995-2001


Unlike Nikita, the protagonist of this television series stood out because she looked like she could actually overpower people. Lucy Lawless had played an Amazon before taking on this role of a warlord-turned-vigilante. But as the heroine got buffer, her outfits got smaller: She, like Leia, also sported a metal bikini at times.

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18 November 2014

MaryD Art - Xena The Warlord

Here's a look at Xena from Hercules The Legendary Journies as Xena, The Warlord before she was set on the road to redemption by Hercules.




12 November 2014

Lucy Lawless NZ Herald Column: Lucy Writes About The Fans 12 November 2014

This month’s Lucy’s column is devoted to the Xenaverse and why fans do what they do. The online version should be up soon.



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8 November 2014

Lucy Confirms 2015 Xena Convention + Photo Ops & Auto - Appearing Saturday!

ImageLucy has confirmed that she will be at the last official Xena convention in Burbank! The following was posted on Creation’s Official Convention Page. She will be appearing on Saturday instead of Sunday. Renee will also be appearing on Saturday so it looks like they will farewell the fans together.

LUCY LAWLESS: The internationally iconic character of Xena made Lucy a superstar and a true fan favorite. It has been our honor to have been working with this amazingly gifted performer for so many years, including producing her musical concerts in the US and London which was a major highlight of our career. It is a pleasure to present her at the very final Official Xena Convention.

Lucy has graciously agreed to appear on Saturday and will be doing autographs and photo ops (including tentatively some nice surprises in terms of duo shots). We will have more info on tickets for autographs and photo ops in the days to come and will send out a bulletin about this when they go on sale but we wanted everyone to know that LUCY IS IN!

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