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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: