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Old 10-23-2011, 04:37 AM   #24
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Default Re: Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman XVII

Originally Posted by ThePhantasm View Post
First, it is like walking in on your parents doing it. I grew up with these characters.

Second, it is inappropriate. It doesn't advance the story in any way. You can tell the reader they did it without illustrating the whole scene. See Batman / Catwoman interactions in Dini's work for reference, which IMHO is much more romantic and (dare I say) sexy.

Third, it is overboard. I suppose this should be expected when the name of the game for all entertainment these days is loss of subtlety, explosions everywhere, etc. They risk trivializing or undermining Batman / Catwoman's sexual tension by constantly flattening it. In my opinion it in fact trivializes their entire relationship - makes it a spectacle instead of drawing us in.

Fourth, it is like a bad porno. Shouting dirty words at each other during sex? Doing it with the costumes on? Good grief, you've got to be kidding me.

Fifth, it is just an inappropriate and exploitative way to use the characters. I think we've seen how the new comics are focused on Catwoman's body parts before we ever even see her face. I don't care if the comic has a good plot - these particular scenes are exploitative and cheapen the writing. They come off as teenage fantasies or bad fan fiction. The rest of the plot may well be a story feast but these scenes leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Yup yup and yup.

Batman and superhero stories in general have never been about sexual freedom. In a story where sex is a big part of the actual theme (and not just there to titillate the mainly male audience), then yeah, show nudity and sex full on or whatever. But in a superhero story where the main quandary is non-sexual morals and physical conflicts, it just comes off as exploitative.

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