#116 - Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (3)
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and generally dangerous and unpredictable nature. It also reveals the ease with which his ego can be made vulnerable when things do not go his way which, when added to that already toxic cocktail of personality traits makes for a very volatile situation.
What is important to note, though, is that this scene is shot through a feminist lens, using the female gaze. The intense humiliation experienced by the targeted woman – Erika (Bojana Novakovic) – is communicated through the responses of the other people in the room – specifically the women. While Cathy Yan ensures we see the uncertainty turn to horror in Erika’s own expression, equal coverage is given to the reactions of Black Canary, and Huntress. Crucially, though Roman Sionis bullies Erika’s date (Andy Hoff) into cutting her dress off...
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