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Hanna Kicks Ass, As Do These Other Fine Ladies
Posted March 24, 2011 to photo album "Hanna Kicks Ass, As Do These Other Fine Ladies"
Hanna may be a teenage girl, but she’s also a take-no-prisoners assassin. The news is she’s not alone in popular culture.
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Hanna, A Creative Response
Similarly, Hanna’s director Joe Wright has been influenced by violence against women. As he explains, “For a far more personal reason, what drew me to Hanna was its female protagonist.” After a friend of his had been sexually assaulted, Wright got angry: “There was an impulse to create, as a response to what happened to my friend, a strong female character who had grown up outside of gender sexual politics, who had never met another woman, never seen advertising nor had a clue what lip gloss was.” And from that fury came Hanna.