Friday, March 02, 2007
My Weekend Crush
Recent events notwithstanding, my love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains unequivocal and unwavering. She is the one girl, in all the world, with the strength and skill to hunt the vampires, demons and the forces of darkness. She is the chosen one and my favorite pop culture creation. Buffy turns the stereotypes of her genre on their head with one swift roundhouse kick. Here is this cute, petite blond named - of all things - Buffy who instead of being the helpless victim is the all-powerful heroine. But she isn’t merely a stoic superhero, either. She is a conflicted teenager and later a troubled adult. She knows both the absurdity and the gravity of her situation. While she sometimes stumbles, she never fails to rise to the occasion. Sure, she doesn’t necessarily do it all with a song in her heart (well, except that one time, with all the singing), but she does do it with a quip on her lips. And, along the way, she has become one of the greatest, most subversive feminist characters of this generation. Happy weekend, all.