Sonntag, 11. August 2013

Apache Gals

To understand the titel you might want to read more about Apache Dance. The name derieved from early 20th century parisian street gangs that were famous for their cruelty but also for their unique style. They appear to have been quite peacock-ish with their outfits.

The famous dance includes a fight between a gangster (or pimp) and a prostitute and became part of the popular culture of the first half of the 20th century. If you do a search on youtube you will find many movies with it ranging from comedies and musicals to crime flics. While I love the style of the costumes and the dance moves I felt uncomfortable with the violence against women thing. I decided to give it a twist and let the women fight back. Their attitude resembles Riot Grrl comics like "Tank Girl" now.

Yes, it still includes violence but if society still blames the victims of sexism if the don't defend themselves... well the guys were "asking for it", right?

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