“This mentality still exists…” — Sarah Michelle Gellar Answered The Question of Why Marvel Films Led by Women Are Poorly Perceived


A lot of teen shows come and go. But very few can achieve cult status and remain popular years after they’ve gone off the air. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of those rare shows. Sarah Michelle Gellar quickly became famous as a teenage vampire-killing girl. The show lasted for several seasons until it ended in 2003. Gellar took a break and has just returned to the Wolf Pack.

In a recent interview, the actress of the TV series “I know what you did last summer” spoke in detail about the changing tastes of the public. Recently, Marvel has gained a bad reputation due to the production of half-baked films featuring women. And the actress claims that it’s not Marvel’s fault, but the audience’s.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Blames the Backward mentality of People in Unsuccessful Marvel films featuring women

In a chat with The Guardian, Sarah Michelle Gellar discussed the predicament of Marvel films featuring female superheroes. From Captain Marvel to Miss Marvel, they all bombed. She claimed that viewers don’t welcome female superheroes because of the old notion that superheroes are primarily men.

“There’s still this ‘male superhero’ mentality, this very backward way of thinking,” she said. The old stereotype should benefit female superheroes in order to impress the audience. Marvel has made several attempts, but unfortunately, the fans just didn’t take the idea. Gellar also added that every time the comic book giant tried to bring a female superhero to the fore, viewers tore him apart.

The film starring Brie Larson scored 45% of viewers on the website Rotten Tomatoes. It tells the story of an army pilot who received space abilities as a result of a fatal accident. As for the second, the Marvel series had only a 6.2 rating on IMDb. It depicted a young Muslim girl with superheroes trying to reveal her family secrets.

In fact, she has felt this change since Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended in 2003. The series finale caused controversy when it aired. In it Buffy saves the world together with a group of influential girls. While the audience was divided in their opinions regarding the finale, the 45-year-old actor was satisfied with the finale.

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