Producer Ted Hope Explains How Superhero Movies Define America To Viewers Abroad

September 17, 2014 10:43 PM

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In many ways, superhero flicks have come to define commercial American film in the last several years, but veteran producer Ted Hope thinks they're selling a distorted picture of U.S. culture.

I was particularly drawn to this notion that superheroes are these pop-culture representations of masculinity that distance men from their identity. People complain about the tyranny of supermodels on young girls' self-images, but what about a muscle-bound person with superpowers on top of it?

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