Last year, acclaimed director and writer Joss Whedon didn’t hold back with his frustration towards the film industry’s treatment of female superheroes. In an interview with Digital Spy, the filmmaker spoke out about how sexism has prevented production of female-led superhero movies, saying how “there is genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny that goes on.”
It’s an evident fact that many have noticed for years, whether it be through films or comic books, that the superhero culture has been plagued by sexism and menaced by outdated attitudes. But that all changes this Spring as three New York-based filmmakers set out to shift such perspectives in the best way they know how with their empowering female-led web series, Just Super.
With the evolution of web entertainment expanding into different mediums, the web series phenomenon has exploded onto the digital platform, giving worldwide audiences the chance to connect and enjoy creative and original content. Co-written by New York Times best-selling author, Alan Kistler and the Southeastern Theatre Conference nominated playwright, Mary Beth Walsh, Just Super explores and embraces the deeply-rooted and trendy comic book culture, asking and relating to audiences in the form of, “Why can’t I be ‘super’?”
Executive produced by Rebecca Kopec, Jesi Mullins, and Adam Carpenter of Cupcakes & Wine Productions, the web series which is set to hit production this Spring, aims to empower and fortify the image of everyday women who might not feel like they can be “super” in their average and ordinary lives. Through buddy-comedy scenarios, mysteriously granted superpowers and wine, the three filmmakers break out onto the scene with their debut project that is creating quite the buzz.