“The “strong female character” who comes closest to equaling Carrie’s volume of carnage is arguably the Bride. But before she turns the House of Blue Leaves into a crimson slip-and-slide, she is battered in flashback after flashback…Before she gets to knife her enemies in the heart or claim their severed limbs, she must lose her husband-to-be and her unborn baby.”
Rumpus contributor Laura Bogart breaks down the correlation to what is perceived as “the strong female character” and on screen violence. Does a strong female character have to kick ass and take names on the screen in order to be seen as strong? What about their motivations for said violence? Read the essay here and decide.