Five great female-friendly comic book adaptations. Excellent! I've so far seen Persepolis and Only Yesterday - both great. Have heard good things about Blue is the Warmest colour but had never heard of The Diary of a Teenage Girl until the trailer was released a couple of weeks back so am interested to see what that will be like.
Not many comic book movies start with a scruffy, smiling 15-year-old girl confessing: “I had sex today … Holy shit.” If we met Minnie, the protagonist of Marielle Heller’s adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s 2002 graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl in any other comic book adaptation, she’d most likely be the high school siren and love interest. If she’s lucky she might be a feisty foil in the mould of Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman or Anna Kendrick’s Stacey Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. But she wouldn’t have thoughts or a movie of her own.