April 17, 2024

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Supergirl = "Female Superhero Empowerment Story" (But We Already Knew That Because She Is Awesome!)


Supergirl! Or, since you asked, yes…. my alter-ego. How did you know? It’s the blonde hair, right? HA – you caught me, you caught me…. wait, what? You’re not buying it? You don’t think I’m super girl? Well, we’ll just see who get’s Benedict Cumberbatch in the end, now won’t we?

Okay, enough kidding around – we have Supergirl news!

Entertainment Weekly reports on what CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had to say about the show and its uncast star:

“First, since Supergirl is on CBS, you can definitely expect the show to be a crime procedural. Yet Tassler emphasized the show will have serialized elements as well. “There will be [crime] cases, but what [executive producers] Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti pitched was a real series arc for her,” she said. “The beauty of it is now with shows like Good Wife and Madam Secretary, you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week. She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”

EW when on to say:

“Tassler described the CBS version of the DC Comics icon as “a very strong, independent young woman. She’s coming into her own. She’s dealing with family issues. She’s dealing with work issues. It’s a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that … We’re big feminists. It’s her intellect, it’s her skill, it’s her smarts. It’s all of those elements. It’s not just her strength, which she does have.”

And finished with:

“It’s looking for someone who embodies both the freshness and the exuberance of being a young woman in today’s challenging climate and being someone who can carry this kind of series on her shoulders. It’s a big, big show.”

Though there’s no actress announced yet, CBS has a costume design ready to go — one that Tassler was most definitely excited about. “We have seen the costume,” she said. “Awesome costume.” Tassler added that the costume was being made by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also did the costumes for Arrow and The Flash.

PICK ME! PICK ME! Sure I may dye my hair every once in a while, but who hasn’t? AmIright? I can’t wait to see the costume as well – I bet it’ll fit, I just know it will fit. Sure with just a minor adjustment here, there, and everywhere, yes… I’m sure it will fit.

Okay, enough joking, that’s not why I chose this story. I chose it because someone other than me is excited about Supergirl and is using words like “a very strong independent woman,” and “female empowerment story.” YES! YES! This is what we’ve been asking for. We want someone who is going to kick-ass, deal with real-life issues, and not be so damn helpless! Women are not helpless, we are not helpless! We are fierce, we are strong, and we too can use our intellect, skills and smarts. I love that Nina called this out – and because of this overview, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be keeping this series on my radar.