My new column at AMC is up on The Evolution of Women in Fantasy Movies.
Like with anything else, if you watch enough fantasy movies over a long enough period of time, you’ll start to notice certain trends emerging. Today we’re going to take a look at one of those trends: The evolution of women in fantasy from game pieces to players — or to use a chess metaphor, from pawns to queens. Since we’ll be looking at one of the most traditional female archetypes in all of fantasy — the romantic lead — I am deliberately restricting the movies we discuss to more traditional fantasy, or as they say in the biz, “high fantasy.”
Please swing by and let me now what you think about women in fantasy.