• Revisiting ‘Buffy' Season 6: The Slayer Vs. Toxic Masculinity

    10 days ago - By Observer

    Twenty-five years ago, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer busted horror stereotypes wide open by subverting the “dead girl” trope. The titular heroine-a blonde cheerleader-wasn't a helpless love interest to be saved or mourned, but a formidable fighter with ambitions of her own: the slayer. Then, about 20 years ago, a woman received the blame from fans for “ruining” the show during its controversial sixth season. At the time, series creator and showrunner Joss Whedon was stretched thin working on his new show Firefly and writing Buffy's famous musical episode -his only writing credit during the...
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