So I FINALLY saw Guardians of the Galaxy last night, and in general, really enjoyed it! Super fun and who doesn’t love Christ Pratt and Rocket Racoon.
But I realized after chatting with some coworkers, that there was something that bugged me a lot.
As eternally grateful I was that there was no smoochin, I could have used about 100% less Gamora/Peter googly eyes. I am getting really tired of action movies with “Strong Female Leads” who turn to goop as soon as they have a sweet alone moment with the main dude.
Growing up in a world of rape horror stories and Law and Order:SVU, I can’t relate to lady characters like this at all. When I’m hanging out with a guy I’m usually way more on guard if he’s flirting. Not to mention, Gamora is going through some pretty darn heavy stuff in the movie. Realistically, she wouldn’t be thinking about wether or not she can do the do with Peter at all, in my opinion anyway.
I just want a cool female action lead, who doesn’t have a mind for romance, cause she’s too busy actively playing her own role in the story. And catching themselves in the heat of the moment flirty moment, and then acting badass to make up for it doesn’t count. Can’t everyone just be teammates and friendsssss.
(also I know it’s been mentioned already but Drax calling her a whore was completely out of no where and SO unnecessary)