Why Harley Quinn Wants Less Joker, Not More

It has been confirmed that not solely has Margo Robbie gotten a Harley Quinn film, nevertheless it’s gonna be Gotham Metropolis Sirens, with an all female villains cast. In response to The Verge,

“Gotham Metropolis Sirens will reportedly be based on the 2009 DC series of the same name. In that sequence, written by Batman: The Animated Collection creator Paul Dini, Harley, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman staff as much as protect one another while stepping into misadventures and hanging out. It was a reasonably well-received series on the time, and the potential to tell a narrative featuring three femme fatales when Marvel remains to be working to get Captain Marvel off the ground is already a feather in DC’s cap.”

Which means, Harley is back on my mind. Within the wake of Suicide Squad, you in all probability saw loads of Joker’s and Harley Quinn’s strolling round this Halloween. Which is more than a little strange, because of the entire criticism for the movie was targeted at the couple’s clearly abusive relationship. Bitch Media’s overview in all probability says it finest that,

“Angry anti-feminist comics fans have already begun attacking feminist critiques of Suicide Squad, of course, alleging (as they’re wont to do) that feminists hate intercourse and never need feminine characters in danger. However that’s a transparent oversimplification. Feminism means more than giving a girl a bat or a bomb. It means a commitment to empowering girls to defy their tormentors, break the cycle of abuse, and lift up other girls in turn, not merely to raise the glass ceiling a couple of feet. If the common nerd thinks Suicide Squad is what feminism in popular culture must be, they couldn’t be further from the truth.”

I had already read this evaluation earlier than I had even entered the theatre to see film. Despite the top billing of Harley Quinn in all the commercials, the Joker and her weren’thing more than a thinly veiled abuse story. It wasn’t a superb one. Despite that though, it’s hard to not love what is happening with Harley: smeared blood red lipstick, a tattooed coronary heart magnificence mark, gorgeous eye make up and her hair. The way in which Margot Robbie looked and behaved as Harley Quinn blew me away. Everything about her style screams empowered, badass, and ready to f*ck up some do-gooders, even if the screenwriters can’t get it right. This manifestation of Harley Quinn is miles away from every time I flicked past the animated series. I began to think: she must be this method right now for a reason. As I dug into the history of her within the comedian collection for the first time, I realized that the farther away she was from the Joker, the stronger she was, a minimum of in style. The Harley Quinn we see at present, and doubtless in future sequels, seems to be the way in which she does solely as the character finds herself. You may see it in each of these manifestations all through her comic book, film, and video game career.