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“This is not a revolution, it’s a restoration. Girls have always read comics.”

Kelly Sue DeConnick, the comic book writer whose reimagining of Captain Marvel was the basis of the new film


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But “Captain Marvel” is not the only recent female-led film in the comic or sci-fi realm to be swarmed by trolls. As my colleague Cara Buckley wrote this week: “The all-female remake of ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ which had a diverse cast, all found themselves in the cross hairs of armchair critics, some aligned with alt-right groups.”

Last year, a Facebook group called “Down with Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and Its Fanboys” posted an event called “Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.” The group had also claimed responsibility for sinking scores for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Those who appeared to have targeted “Captain Marvel” were most likely incited by comments made by Brie Larson, the titular star. Last year, Larson vowed to seek out more underrepresented journalists after noticing she was being interviewed by mostly white men. She had a similar critique about film critics: “I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ It wasn’t made for him.”

She also told “Entertainment Tonight” that the vision for the film was clear during an early meeting with Marvel: Make “a big feminist movie.”

Even if the trolls tried to stop her, make a big feminist movie she did.

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As the “Star Wars” heroines Padmé Amidala and Princess Leia fell in love with Anakin Skywalker andHan Solo, respectively, their outfits grew more skimpy, they grew more helpless, and their focus shifted away from their roles as political leaders and toward more passive roles as romantic partners, according to a new study by researchers at Florida State University.