What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero.
The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life.
Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, she’s queer, and she’s indestructible. Exactly what we need in a world of straight male superheroes!
Marvel and DC are all about the dudes, and are reluctant to produce any movie where the star is female, or where the majority of the cast is female.
However, both women and the LGBT community deserve representation in superhero history. Give us queer ladies, who kick ass every day in our own ways, a voice and a superhero to identify with.
While companies like Marvel stay in the Stone Age, Painkiller Jane, with the help of the Soska Sisters, will move us into the future. A future dominated by strong independent women, and queer people fearlessly owning their identity.
Check out some of the details here.
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