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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Marchante

Films of all kinds reflect women’s empowerment

Updated: Jun 22, 2018

Why was "Cinderella" released during a female empowerment era?
This article was published in FIU Student Media's The Beacon.

Michelle Marchante | Staff Writer

Strong women have played leads in film for a long time. Just look at the 1979 movie “Alien” starring Sigourney Weaver, or Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of Lara Croft in the 2001 movie “Tomb Raider.” However, Hollywood simply has never seen so many female-led box-office hits go to the theaters in succession.

If this is the case, some may wonder why a movie like “Cinderella” would be released during this time of female empowerment.

Honestly, why not?

Cinderella is tough in her own way, by being able to survive living with her wicked step-family and never letting them break her spirit.

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