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Here's What Sarah Michelle Gellar Had To Say About The Public's Reaction To Female-Led Marvel Films

By Alex Gurley,


Sarah Michelle Gellar is calling out Marvel fans and their lack of support of female-led films.
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While Sarah may have risen to fame using her powers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer , she says the public no longer shows that kind of support for female superhero flicks.
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Since the show wrapped in 2003, Sarah says she's noticed a change, especially when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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"Genre is where women can really succeed and hold an audience," Sarah said in an interview with the Guardian . "Every time a Marvel movie tries to do a female cast, it just gets torn apart."
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She continued, "Unfortunately, audiences weren’t as accepting."
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While Sarah didn't name any films specifically, many are speculating that she's referencing Captain Marvel , which was review-bombed and left with a 45% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes .
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On top of that, the Ms. Marvel series was also review-bombed on IMDb , leaving it with just a 6.2/10.
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Sarah noted that many audiences are still stuck on the stereotypical idea that superheroes need to be a male figure — as opposed to a woman.
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"There’s still this mentality of 'the male superhero,' this very backwards way of thinking," Sarah said.
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Looking back on her time on Buffy , Sarah says there's an important lesson in the show's finale.
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"I love the ending. I love the fact that the whole idea was that every girl who wants the power can have the power. Isn't that the ultimate lesson?" Sarah concluded.
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Here's to giving more girls powers on the big screen!

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