Birds of Prey, also known as The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), also well known as Harley QuinnBirds of Prey is a criminal action thriller based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey.

Cathy Yann and her choice

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the iconic thriller without the male gaze

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is filled with action and thrill, and one of the cast members of the film just described her preference. Jurnee Smollett-Bell noticed a fan post a clip of her Black Canary destructing those muggers in an alley while protecting Harley. Then, the star resulted in giving a little bit more context to how it piles on with the remaining action in the movie. She’s a big supporter, and as an added cherry on the top, now people perceived that this one was filmed very prior on in the movie’s evolution. Birds of Prey might not have emerged as humongous event that some at Warner Bros probably conceptualized, but it has dedicated fans now.

Absence of the male gaze

Cathy Yan worked very diligently to mold a film that denies the male gaze. In an extract from The New York Times, they brought p the scene that casts Roman Sionis compelling a woman in his club to strip. Yan commented, “We were pretty alert not to muddy what the scene was meant to be about, by not presenting anything nearly endangered or titillating. There are options like that which felt very intentional; we were making sure we were shielding our women actors, even in a scene that was about mortification.

The Much adored Dinah Lance

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Dinah Lance popularly known for her all hearts character

On interrogating about her view on Dinah, Smollett-Bell channeled that ultimatum to be respected. “She’s the Dinah Lance that we know and love from the comics, you know?” she stated last October. “This savage street fighter. When we meet Dinah in the film, though, she’s a singer in Roman’s Black Mask club, and she’s kind of disenfranchised and dissociated from the world. She doesn’t really want to have any connection with crime-fighting or being a good-doer, which is so opposite to her nature because we recognize Dinah to be all heart. So it’s really about her acknowledging her gift and accepting her power and that’s what was so captivating for me is to inspect this woman who has such power, but exploring someone who doesn’t want to possess her power.”

Have a look at the second trailer of Birds of Prey:

BIRDS OF PREY – Official Trailer 2

Sources: Twitter, comicbook


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