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Sep 17 '12

Ann Nocenti on Catwoman, “An Accidental Feminist” Plus Preview of Catwoman 0

Ann Nocenti is interviewed by USA Today about her upcoming Catwoman run and it has some interesting soundbites. Like this:

"I almost feel like she’s an accidental feminist," says Nocenti, who thinks of Irma Vep, a character from the 1915 silent French film Les vampires, as “the original Catwoman.”The next “real” Catwoman moment for her, though, is Michelle Pfeiffer’s take in 1992’s Batman Returns movie, which Nocenti nods to in her zero issue.

"When she turns into Catwoman, she takes her frumpy little apartment and she destroys it," the writer explains. "She realizes she was locked into a non-feminist life as a downtrodden secretary. And she just rips that to shreds. To me, that’s a feminist moment.

"From then on, she takes care of her stuff. She doesn’t fit in at a work-a-week, wage-slave job. And never again."

Oh and this:

"She never steals from the poor — she steals from the rich — but she sort of has a natural conscience. She doesn’t make that leap to, oh, I should do good things in the world."

What else does Nocenti want for the character? A memorable villain to add to the supporting cast created by Winick.

You should go give it a read. And note, the word “sexy” is used just one time in the article.

I think that says a lot right there.

Here’s the preview:

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    The preview definitely has me wanting to give the book a second chance. :D And the title is obviously a tongue-in-cheek...
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    Read More My sister’ll be pleased, since she’s a huge Catwoman fan, and Michelle Pfeiffer was her favorite Catwoman ever...
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    ^ I share her love for the whole origin scene from Batman Returns for Selina too…I LOVED Selina in that film, so much
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    you know, the thing about stealing from the poor is that there’s not a lot of financial reward in it. just take too long...
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    This gives me hope. I was pretty disinterested in Winnick’s Catwoman.
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