065: Female Superheroes

In this show, we chat to fellow Podcaster Em from Verbal Diorama about female superheroes. We discuss the portrayal of female heroes in movies past, present and future. Em in her signature chatty style, regales the team with her views of the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She even has some positive thoughts on the much maligned 1992 movie of the same name.

We talk about the role of the incredibly powerful women in the X-Men franchise. Em confesses to watching “Arnie” movies under age and the effect Brigitte Nielsen’s, Red Sonja had on her, growing up.

As this is a show featuring three movie nerds, the conversation sometime veers wildly off topic and we end up discussing Logan and drawing comparisons with Joker. Em gets side tracked by the Iron Giant and Jeff details why he needed three toilet breaks during Captain Marvel. Other topics are the theory that Em’s cat might actually be a Flerken! The correct drink to have before Em discusses Buffy and the only good thing in the Fantastic Four movie?

After many twists and turns we finally get the show back on course and look forward, with optimism, to the female led movies coming out over the next few years.

Thanks Em, for being such a great guest and hope our listeners enjoy the show.


You can find all of Em’s podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, CastBox, iHeartRadio, TuneIn.

Em is @verbaldiorama on Socila Media

Films referenced in this show:

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Batman Returns
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV Series
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Chicago
  • Commando
  • Daredevil – TV Series
  • Daredevil (2003)
  • Edge of tomorrow
  • Electra
  • Elektra (2005)
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
  • Fantastic Four (2005)
  • Jessica Jones – TV Series
  • John Carter
  • Joker
  • Legally Blonde
  • Logan
  • Mystery Men (1999)
  • Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • Raw Deal
  • Red Sonja (1985)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Shazam
  • Sheena: Queen of the Jungle
  • Suicide Squad
  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Tank Girl
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Boys (Amazon TV Series)
  • The Hangover
  • The iron Giant
  • The King of Comedy
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • The Sopranos – TV Series
  • The Suicide Squad
  • The Wire – TV Series
  • Wanda Vision
  • Watchmen (2009)
  • Willow
  • Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • X-Men (2000)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past