Just now saw a picture of the rebooted Amanda Waller -- here's a link, which leads to a comic book rendering of a thin, young, conventionally attractive woman in a cleavage shirt and glossy red lipstick. Also she appears to be smiling somewhat vacantly.

Which would be fine, if it was ANYBODY BUT AMANDA WALLER WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

FUCK THIS SHIT.

FUCK IT INTO DC COMICS’ FACE.
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... When the *only* positive thing I can say about that portrayal is 'at least she's still Black and female'...

I didn't think I had any more rage in me for DC. I WAS WRONG.
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WTF WAS THAT EVEN

FUCK-ME LIPSTICK. THE FUCKING WALL. STRAIGHTENED HAIR, AS THOUGH AMANDA FUCKING WALLER CARES ABOUT YOUR SOCIETAL STANDARDS OF BEAUTY, WHITE DUDES.
Edited (ragey typo) Date: 2011-09-15 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Way to miss the point of the character design completely.
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[sarcasm mode: locked in place]


No. I mean you. The new and improved Amanda Waller is clearly meant to look like Rosario Dawson, not an old fatty like Angela Bassethound.

Good lord, don't you know that comics are meant to be badly-written softcore? There just aren't any young men 18-34 with a Nell Carter fetish anymore, the Wall was just ugly comic relief now, she had to go.

Why are you still reading comics anyway, you're an oldie and a girl.[/sarcasm]
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Seriously, I assumed you understood I meant them. I don't blare it all over the place, but I love the Wall. And Murph, and Briscoe, and Lawton, and mopey Vertigo, and Ravan, and Eve Eden--whom I shipped with Tom Tresser for years. I have all the Ostrander/Yale issues of Suicide Squad in hardcopy.

This is ass. We are deep in a Dork Age.
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My improbable theory for the character model mixup:

The artist for the book was told that it was the Angela Bassett character, or Pam Grier, but that the actress was too thin and glam, & he got it backwards, & boom it's this.

"Yeah, Pam Grier, but she was more of a middle-aged fat woman...."
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...nope, still haven't got any response besides "fuck this noise."
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There's a coffin, a bag of nails and a hammer. Every time you think DC (or Marvel for that matter) can't find a space to put another nail in - you end up WRONG.
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1. White beauty = beauty ideals

2. Thinness = beauty ideals

3. Females should = beauty ideals

4. Straighten hair, make slimmer, and show her looking beautiful for male gaze, cause that's what the MEN who read COMICS want after all right?

5. This is what proliferate genderizing of products, actions and activities get you. Easy money for advertising companies. Dilution of culture for everyone else.
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PS


The problem is ALSO NOT that they had to make her paperform somehow match the movie-form. The PROBLEM is that they didn't have the movie-version looking a damn thing like the paper/canon form in the first place. They could have cast a number of actresses with the gravitas, bodysize and affinity for natural hair. They didn't.
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...I don't even know why I'm shocked. Just, Jesus, DC, way to fail at EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD.
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