Slate magazine recently posted an article questioning why strong, battle savvy heroines are also portrayed as sexually alluring or in other words “hot”. I think the article is worth a read, but it’s a kind of tired argument that gets hashed out every few years. Yes, she's speaking to an actress who appeared on Xena Warrior Princess, a show that hasn't been on for years. But has anything really changed in that time? Nope, we won’t see Kevin James as Hercules or Melissa McCarthy as Xena Warrior Princess.
What are really enjoyable, are the comments.
So the question to ponder is, can we accept fictional action heroes who are not attractive?