Cara Delevingne Speaks Out Against ‘Totally Sexist’ Superhero Movies



Cara Delevingne is the latest Hollywood actress to call out Hollywood for its extreme sexism. Hollywood has been known for its sexist ways in a number of ways, but there is no doubt that it is especially evident in superhero movies as well.

It seems that almost every week some young actress is shedding light on the sexist views of Hollywood and educating people either on their inability to get strong roles as a woman or simply how characters have been represented historically.

Things are slowly changing for the better, but as Delevingne points out, superhero movies always seem to show women in much more revealing outfits than the men and clearly not the kind of outfit that a woman would fight in.

Cara Delevingne is set to appear in DC’s upcoming superhero movie Suicide Squad and, as a result, she has experienced what it is like to be a part of the process of filming, and thinks the movie’s three female characters have the beset roles.

She will be seen next in Paper Towns, adapted from the novel by John Green.

Speaking about women in superhero movies as a whole, she said “Generally…superhero movies are totally sexist. Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”

She makes an incredibly valid point with characters in the comics and on the big screen from Halle Berry in Catwoman to Scarlett Johansson in the Avengers movies, being unnecessarily sexualized no matter what they do.

In Suicide Squad, she will play the villain Enchantress, and unlike what is seen typically, it sounds as if the women are actually given quality parts in the film. It also features Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller as the other two strong women in the film.

Cara Delevingne and the other women of Suicide Squad will hope to finally shift the superhero gears for the better and make Hollywood’s superhero movies a least a little less sexist. It will be released on August 5th, 2016.

Tobias Roth
Tobias Roth received his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration on Film Studies from Michigan State University. He loves movies, being outdoors and enjoys a good game of ultimate frisbee. He also has a passion for animals, the environment, and learning new things.

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