Wednesday, April 28, 2010

God Bless Jennifer Garner

How we missed Elektra when it came out in 2005, I can only chalk up to the patriarchy. Jennifer Garner plays a sexy and flawed superhero who kicks serious ass throughout the film, receives a long and dangerous kiss from a beautiful woman, and ultimately emerges triumphant. How often does that happen in a Hollywood movie? Sisters, if you have not yet seen this tribute to female power, full lips, tight-fitting leather, and confident swaggering hips—see it immediately. There is even a classic lesbian theme of the older accomplished woman mentoring the promising girl. The scene in which Elektra and her protégé spar is more than a bit suggestive. Not inappropriate, but clearly flirtatious. If you're in the mood, here are some Elektra highlights with bad pop metal music.

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