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The quickest way for any work of art, fiction or other pop culture ephemera to cease being taken seriously is for the broader culture to intuit that it was made for or enjoyable by women, especially teenage girls.
Watching and enjoying a "girl" show would be unmanly and be subject to ridicule, which brings in homophobia to the mix. Most shows with merchandise usually focus on the male characters being represented way more than female characters due to the double standard.
Women-targeted entertainment also has a reputation of being worse than other shows. The stigma is still entrenched not only in entertainment, but in Real Life as well. This may also be in play when women writers are encouraged to adopt a Moustache de Plumewhich may be seen as increasing their marketability in a male-oriented genre.
Contrast Testosterone Brigadewhen a work ostensibly aimed at girls has a surprisingly large number of male fans. See also Real Men Wear Pink. This especially hits the classical kind or Cute Witch varieties the hardest; most mentions of titles like Himitsu no Akko-chan or Magical Angel Creamy Mami will be in retrospections on the genre rather than as series in their own right.
Broadcasts outside the US aired the remaining episodes save for two in Canada and the U. Funny enough, the Toonami promo made it abundantly clear that Sakura was the protagonist.
The first episode focused on Hitomi and her crushing on a schoolmate with all of the action-y stuff featuring the male main character at the end.
So Fox wanting the show to appeal to a young male demographic, just cut out the girly stuff and began the series with the action stuff, forcing them to chop up and rearrange huge sections of the show to fit their viewing format.
Although the Fox Kids promotions were gender neutral, with one season 3 ad focusing on Rika even directly targeting girls with a "girl power" theme, the toyline for Digimon was affected by this trope. Kari was the only Digimon Adventure 02 character to not get a digivice toy, simply because hers was pink.
And while some of the female Digimon like Birdramon and Kyubimon got digivolving toys, they were never the ones shown in the commercials.
According to Word of GodRika Nonaka and Renamon were specifically designed to try and break out of the ghetto the toyline had, by making them badass action girls that would appeal to boys as well as girls. Defied with Digimon Adventure tri.
Comic Books Wonder Woman has had this problem. The irony here is that Wonder Woman was created for girls, but for the specific purpose of having a female action hero who was equal to her male counterparts.
Jenkins goes as far to postulate in Textual Poachers that Fan Fic in general is a reaction on the part of a female audience trying to find their own pleasures in predominantly-male media. Films — Animation The Princess and the Frog did okay at the box office for Disney, but not nearly as well as its reviews and hype suggested that it would.
Disney determined that this trope was the reason and was rumored to completely shut down adapting fairy tales into movies. For the marketing of their " Rapunzel " adaptation the following year, they completely downplayed the fairy tale-ness of the movie, changed the title to the somewhat more comedic-sounding Tangledput the male hero character front and center, and marketed it like a Dreamworks comedy film.
However, this may be due to the marketing focusing exclusively on Stitch, a presumably-male alien. In fact they were originally set to be a lot more girly than they are before John Lasseter stepped in. The original story treatment of Chicken Little had a female protagonist, but Michael Eisner suggested a movie about a male Chicken Little would appeal to more people.
The final film became a black sheep of the Disney Animated Canonthough it seems hard to tell whether or not the original plan would have fared better. Brisby, the main character of the older and more beloved of the two movies.
Instead, it has her son, Timothy, the central character of the sequel. Frisby was dropped from the title of the film for the same reasons. Later, the first Blu-Ray came with a compromised cover: He even reportedly expressed that a male has to be the lead of every script in order to get broader audiences.
The combined under-performances off Catwoman and Elektra pretty much killed off female superhero movies, even as superhero movies became a huge, reliable box office draw a few years later. It took a massive push-back from fans who frequently pointed out that those movies flopped not because the leads were female but because The first Twilight movie nearly experienced this.
The idea that female moviegoers alone could turn a film into a blockbuster hit was considered so unthinkable that, when Paramount was adapting the movie, they tried to make it far more action-heavy basically, a high school version of Underworld or Blade in order to attract the male audience that they thought was necessary.
Whether this was a good thing or not is up to you. The Great and Powerful is a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that focuses on a male character in a universe primarily defined by female protagonists and power-wielders.
But that was seen as too girly. Whiteout lost its second female lead because executives feared men would not go see a movie with two female leads. Carrie herself was turned into a much less dynamic character in order to give her male co-stars adequate supporting actions.
This is ironic given the Les Yay subtext in the graphic novel and the Girl-on-Girl Is Hot trope, but perhaps they were worried about losing potential female audience members with too much Les Yay and no handsome male lead.Basically, I’m terrible at the “Roleplaying” aspect of RPGs and just tell people whatever response I know is going to get the outcome with the most cash, EXP, or trophies.
Yes, reach out to the site that says how awesome it is that a male character is hot, then has the same exact write complain about the same exact same title dare have a woman be attractive (despite being of a background that is indeed very show offy).
Dragon Age II is a single player role-playing game (RPG) for play on the PC. Epic sequel to the BioWare developed Game of the Year, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II continues the adventure with a new hero, Hawke, and utilizes the choices made by the player to affect a story that spans ten years worth of time in-game.
Additional game features include: the ability to choose your character. Planescape: Torment is a role-playing video game developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay timberdesignmag.comed for Microsoft Windows on December 12, , the game takes place in locations from the multiverse of Planescape, a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy campaign timberdesignmag.com game's engine is a modified version of the Infinity Engine, which was used for BioWare's Baldur.
SWTOR Dec 15 Producer’s Livestream where Bioware will be discussing some upcoming changes to the Galactic Command system. Youtube.
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