Jul. 22nd, 2015

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Clare & Renay's Adventures in: Xena


In a time without a Black Widow movie on the horizon, two fans in turmoil cried out for a heroine. She was Xena, a mighty female protagonist forged in the fires of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The action, the camp, the queer subtext. Her adventures will rock their worlds.


Xena: Episode 110, "Hooves and Harlots"


Clare: Of course, right before I moved out of a place with cable to one without, I discovered this movie channel called movieplex, which is where all the stuff Starz has rights to go when Starz proper gets bored with them. I turned it on to have something to listen to while copy editing and discovered that it was playing Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, one of the first television movies in the Xenaverse that, incidentally, features Renee O'Connor as Deianira in her first appearance in the franchise. (Lucy Lawless was in the first one, Hercules and the Amazon Women, as the Amazonian head of security.) Deianira is similar to Gabrielle, in that she's chatty, headstrong, and quick on her feet: she takes every misadventure as proof that her destiny is just now something else. But she is meant to be annoyingly so until the very end. Read more... )

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