I have many friends that have told me that the reason why they hadn’t watched Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, is because they were tired of superhero films in general. But as soon as they gave it an opportunity they found themselves hooked, as it’s not your typical Marvel/DC kind of project. Heck, I’m not sure if there really is anyone you can call a hero in this series.
In The Boys, based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series, we have a Justice League type of team they call The Seven. The major difference is that this team of “superheroes” is run by a large corporation and led by the very unstable and murderous Homelander, played by Anthony Star. As you watch the series, you’ll notice many moments where creator Eric Kripke takes a jab at many different modern-day topics that sometimes he and the creative team just find annoying.
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For example, The Boys takes a shot at the Avengers: Endgame. You guys all remember that amazing sequence near the end of the film between the Avengers and Thanos. During this sequence, there was a moment where all of the female superheroes comes together to save the day. This apparently inspired the “girls get it done” sequence. Where Ava Cash’s Stormfront and Erin Moriarty’s Starlight sarcastically cheerlead female empowerment during interviews.
Kripke commented to The Hollywood Reporter that, “As for ‘girls get it done,’ a lot of that came from our executive producer, Rebecca Sonneshine, who came in after the weekend Endgame opened. She was just furious. I saw it, too, and I was like, ‘That was the dumbest, most contrived—’ And she’s like, ‘Don’t get me started.’ She found it condescending and I agreed. So that just created for us a target, a satirical target. When there’s something really ridiculous in either superhero or celebrity or Hollywood culture, we’ll immediately go after it. It’s an easy shot.”
He starts off the conversation that he is a fan of Marvel films. Calling the filmmaking “impeccable”. But that he believes that there are too many out there overall. While I did roll my eyes a little at that scene in Endgame, the message was clearly not for me. But for my daughter who enjoyed every second of it. So everyone is entitled to their own opinion, including the creative team of The Boys, who clearly didn’t care for it.
What do you think about the jab using “girls get it done”?
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter