Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Final Girl 4-6
First man down.
Reams have been written about the politics of race, gender, and sexuality in slasher movies, and about the order in which characters die in action movies in general. The site TV Tropes summarizes a lot of this in its Sorting Algorithm of Mortality. Here's a page discussing the fact that token characters of color tend to die first in action movies. And here, of course, is a page on the Final Girl.
By the way, I originally planned to call this series Final "Girl"... but those quotation marks would have gotten very old very fast.
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