Thursday, July 9, 2009
Battlestar Galactica and Feminism
It is amazing how gender roles have changed in the movies and television over the past 30 years. A prime example of the change can be found in Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar Galactica was a 1970s science fiction series that was updated in 2003. In the original series, one of the main characters was a brash, cigar smoking, womanizer known as Starbuck. In the modern version of Battlestar Galactica, the Starbuck character has morphed into a woman.
The actor that played the original Starbuck wrote an interesting essay concerning how feminist ideology has changed Hollywood.