WHAT OMG THEY’RE SWITCHING ALREADY??? aslfkjgagsel;sgsd;r! wow, yeah, i might pick it up/try it with you.
I actually am looking forward to this? She actually said something that reminded me of how you thought there was a reason why Selina Kyle is sexualised —
Nocenti: I actually have a peculiar feminism that does not involve the idea that women shouldn’t be sexy. Female characters written in comics have always been pretty damned sexy, and used their sexuality. And I don’t have any problem with that. I don’t want to get too deep into the issue, but it’s something that has split the feminist movement. There are women who say it’s all exploitative, and then there is the other side that says, what are you talking about? It’s empowering to have control of your sexuality. I’m more in that latter camp.
Nrama: I take it Selina’s in that camp? She’s empowered by her sexuality, isn’t she?
Nocenti: Yeah! I mean, absolutely. She has a lot of different aspects to her personality. Sometimes I almost see her as Holly Golightly, you know? The Audrey Hepburn character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Selina Kyle side of her has a kind of “It Girl” thing. You see those women cloaking their sexuality in all kind of other ways, like fashion and attitude and that kind of stuff. So I would say, yeah, you put the black leather on… I mean, have you ever put on a black leather catsuit? You kind of move a little differently. [Laughs.] Not that I ever put one on.
But what I mean is, depending on what outfit you put on to go out, you act differently. There are days you want to hide and days that you don’t. I think that Catwoman is another aspect of Selina Kyle, and I don’t have any problem with female characters that use their sexuality.
Nocenti: I’m dying to fool around with the distance between Selina Kyle and Catwoman. And, you know, the whole double identity thing is endlessly fascinating. I mean, you can always find another riff for it. And with her, with her history, there’s some kind of deep wound.
Her chasing glittery things has always really intrigued me. I have a friend who’s similar. She’s always getting, like, chandeliers and fancy clothes. There’s never enough glitter in her nest to make her feel safe. And I think Selina’s a little bit like that.
I really think Nocenti gets her.
You can read the full interview here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/ann-nocenti-takes-over-catwoman.html
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