Lesbian Romance on Gotham

December 3, 2014 6:51 PM

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The world of comics has always been traditionally reserved for men. It is a sphere in which formerly emasculated or traumatized, miniscule, brainy men are transformed into formidable fighters, pillars of justice, conquering heroes and true Nietzschean ubermenschen. It is a masculine medium inhabited predominantly by male protagonists with whom the audience is meant to identify. Women occupy the fringes of the male characters' existences -- either as doe-eyed love interests, seductive temptresses, conspiratory villainesses or reverential, dutiful helpers (or some combination). As a general rule, women are not self-enacting agents of action.

The increasing popularity of comic-book adaptations and the success of the Batman franchise have garnered the latest installment of Batman-oriented entertainment: the new show Gotham (which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox). The eponymous city where Batman calls home is reformulated with Bruce Wayn...

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