Superhero tv-shows and their problem with masked women

[2nd post for today]

Time for some rant! I saw episode 3 of the new arrow season and I was disappointed. Than I saw the preview for episode 4 of the new flash season and I was disapointed (again)… not that the episode or the preview sucked, no, that wasn’t the problem.

[minor SPOILERS ahead]

But this is:

Damn it!

The flash has a real mask, a rubber cowl that provide some real cover and hides his identity quite well. And it can provide a great unmasking (which it did already)! An unmasking were you NOT just pull off the mask with two fingers. For this mask you need to rip it, to tear it. His mask is even connected to his suit. It’s a great design!

But as always in the new tv-shows flash and arrow, the women doesn’t get such a mask. No!

The canary, the huntress, the black canary, and all the other masked woman (except ravager) wear eye masks. And catwoman in TDKR too 🙁 .

The 2 canaries had at least “big” versions  that hide some parts of the face. And the (first) canary wore a wig in addition. That was a nice combination to hide her secret.

But why do you put on such a mask as the new girl from “team green arrow”? (left picture) It’s moronic!!!

I guess it’s the old: “She’s a pretty girl, let’s present her face and give her a mask that hides NOTHING!” – idea from the producers. If you love women with masks and their unmaskings…it is so frustrating!!!

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Well, I love these shows and the fact that they are quite a lot of masked women in it lately. But it would be so much better with some real masks!

Because such tiny eye masks….what are they for? They hide noting, provide no safety at all and are not sexy.

But enough from me, what’s your opinion on this?

1 thought on “Superhero tv-shows and their problem with masked women

  1. I especially think they wanted to remain faithful to the comics. Black Canary and Huntress had just domino mask in the comics. Black Canary will be unmasked in public and will bear more mask. In plainclothes she will use various disguises. White Canary normally wears a mask that covers the mouth as Silk. Ravager had a similar mask to Iron Fist in the comics. The female red racing is none other than Jessy Quick, aka Jessica Chamber in the comics, Jessica Wells in the series. Jessy Quick wearing a domino mask in comics, or a visor or glasses. Later she will become Liberty Belle II, always with a domino mask.

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