What The Femme: The Evolution of Ellen Ripley - Virtual Class
From gender-swapped survivor to mother warrior to alien-human hybrid, Ellen Ripley's unconventional feminist journey is reevaluated and reinvigorated through the lens of film programmer Anthony Hudson.
May 18, 2021
Sigourney Weaver's iconic role started as a gender-swapped survivor in Alien, before becoming a mother warrior in Aliens and ultimately re-emerging as an alien-human hybrid in Alien: Resurrection. Join Hollywood Theatre and Queer Horror programmer Anthony Hudson in charting the feminism of this legendary sci-fi/horror heroine across her four films, from the first film's assault allegory to the motherhood foisted upon her by James Cameron in its sequel, culminating in a re-evaluation of the much-maligned Alien: Resurrection, in which Ripley reasserts her agency and rejects normativity in what just might be the most feminist entry in this classic series.
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