Here on BtGS, we regularly discuss how female characters in SFF are depicted on-screen. From the infamous bikini armour to simply being absent from male-centric narratives – women have had their fair share of problematic portrayals. But is the tide turning? Joining us to help answer this question is award-winning director Kate Madison.

Texts mentioned in this episode:

  • Born of Hope
  • Avengers
  • The Walking Dead
  • Wonder Woman
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Star Trek: Original Series
  • The Witcher
  • Game of Thrones
  • Star Wars
  • Ren: The Girl with the Mark
  • Robin Hood
  • The Matrix
  • King Arthur
  • Little Women
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Hunger Games
  • Labyrinth
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • Gulliver’s Travels

Kate Madison directed, produced and acted in the Lord of the Rings prequel, ‘Born of Hope’, released on the internet in December 2009 with over 50 million views to date. She also wrote and directed the award-winning fantasy series Ren: The Girl with the Mark, available to view on Amazon Prime.

Follow Kate on twitter @ActorsatWork. The Kickstarter for Ren season 2 is now live.