Feminist Media Feature: The Heat

January 21, 2014

Okay, so first off I really enjoyed The Heat. Starring Sandra Bullock as a high-strung FBI agent with too much to prove and Melissa McCarthy as a tough cop with absolutely no fucks to give, it was like the female Lethal Weapon. One wild card cop gets forced to partner with a more straitlaced one, neither of whom actually want to work with a partner. Slapstick violence, quick banter and general hilarity ensue. Add Bullock’s character development (she learns to be less of an uptight show-off) and McCarthy’s character’s interesting backstory (dedication to her rough neighborhood and the family that ostracizes her for joining the fuzz), and you end up with an engaging plot, good dialogue and a million vagina references.

Read the full article on the Because I Am A Woman blog.

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