CHLOE MORETZ Attacks BLACK WIDOW As Misogynistic Tripe

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Shots fired.

While everyone usually praises Joss Whedon for his wonderful female characters, Chloe Moretz had some bitter words to share on the subject of Black Widow in THE AVENGERS. When asked about the current state of female superheroes, the young Moretz stated:

“It would be great to have one in the Marvel system. It would be great to have more than even Scarlett [Johansson as Black Widow] because Black Widow was still ‘wear the spandex and push your boobs up, this is a man’s world,’” she considered.

“I think what it’ll be is Wonder Woman. I think Wonder Woman is someone that might be able to walk in and do something really cool.

“A lot of the female characters are written that way in the comics, of being submissive, very sexually driven. They’re the kryptonite!

“I think Wonder Woman was one of those characters that really was a strong female character. The closest we’ve gotten to that is Catwoman with Michelle Pfeiffer.”

Now, I hate to be the hipster in the room, but if there are two things in this world that I hate, they’ve gotta be 1) How everyone praises the tits off of Joss Whedon and 2) How his female characters are pretty dumb.

I know. I know. That’s some pretty heinous stuff. But let’s be serious, Black Widow was not a wonderful addition to strong cinematic women. As Chloe describes, Black Widow is plagued by traditional bimbo tropes, which no ammount of badass melee skills can overcome.  Joss Whedon, for all the fun movie moments he produces, universally dumbs down his characters for a few cheap laughs, and his women suffer equally.

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  • kixxxers

    Ha! Says the Pedophiles Dream Girl! Let me in (American remake of let the right one in) as well Hit Girl were both Lolita like characters. Am I wrong?

    • Ripley4

      Yes, you’re wrong. And what does any of that have to do with her comments, which were nowhere near as strong as the author or headline suggest?

      • kixxxers

        Opinions are Like Assholes … Everyone’s got one! That was Mine.

  • Minstrik

    I think the headline takes Chloe’s words as more extreme as they are. Shots fired? Meh. I don’t know about Chloe’s opinion of Wonder Woman. She falls in the same category she’s putting down just as much as Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, etc. Yes, that’s how they’re drawn/written in the comic books but equally so by male and female artists/writers. Not to say there aren’t SOME fully-clothed, respectable female heroes. I think Pepper Potts was just as much a hero in the Iron Man movies as anyone. While she didn’t wear a costume or have powers she stood up to the baddies just the same. Or are we only focusing on the negative in the discussion of this topic?

    • Ripley4

      Steve seems to be taking his issues with Whedon and projecting them onto Moretz. She didn’t really say much of anything other than there wasn’t a whole lot of depth to Black Widow’s character, and can anyone argue with that?

      • Minstrik


  • TheGoddamnBader

    I don’t see how Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman is the closest we have gotten to an actually strong female character in comic book movies. She was just as sexualized as the others.

    What about Halle Berry’s Storm in the X-Men movies? She was an excellent well-rounded character but people seem to forget her.

    Besides, what is up with the infatuation with “strong” female characters? Why can’t we have well-rounded and realistic female characters. Black Widow wasn’t portrayed as JUST a sexualized melee fighter. She had emotional depth – when the Hulk attacked, she feared for her life but had to overcome that fear to do the job – that shows her strength of will and character. Then of course, there’s her compassion – she had concern for Hawkeye and instead of trying to kill him or take him out, she wanted to save him. She even stayed with him at his bedside when she could have been doing SO MANY OTHER THINGS.

    I really do not know where Chloe Moretz is coming from.

  • lexid523

    Joss Whedon’s Black Widow outsmarted Loki, faced down the Hulk, closed the portal that the Chitauri were coming through, and was no one’s girlfriend. And technically, Hawkeye’s costume showed more skin, while hers was merely form-fitting (like Cap’s!). Black Widow had more screentime than every male character aside from Cap and Iron Man. And we’re discounting her badass melee skills why?

    Frankly, I think Chloe has got a case of confusing a “woman having tits” with “woman being sexualized”

    • Andrea Madison

      Let’s take the male audience, being more than female into consideration. Would they comment on her badass melee skills, or her ability to look sexy performing them? Would they talk about how conservative her outfit was, or how skin tight it was? Chloe’s not confusing anything on that, except on that fact that Catwoman wasn’t sexualized.

      • darksidehavok

        Let’s consider then the male heroes in the movies. Based on my school and young adult life, I have trouble believing there are so many women interested in the back story of Thor and Captain America. But when women go gaga over the actors playing them I chalk it up too “Women find men attractive… get over it”. Now what about that is so hard to do in reverse. If women are to be treated equally they will have to conduct themselves as an adult and not allow feminazi’s to throw a hissy-fit over normal human reactions. Black widow was completly covered up and spent a majority of the time either out smarting men or beating the crap out of a bunch of men. And still there is a problem!? Marvel even released plans for the female Captain Marvel film (which I am very excited for). So STFU with this crap about misogyny!