Inside the Fight for Strong Female Comic Book Characters
Dec 01, 2015
Off Hollywood is a documentary series by The Front, created by analog video artist JJ Stratford, that covers influential and under-recognized filmmakers. In this episode, we meet Christy Marx, a pioneer in comics and animation who wrote and co-created Jem and the Holograms. "Christy Marx is the perfect subject for the debut because she’s someone who you may not know by name, but surely you know her work," the Front's founder Thalia Mavros wrote in an email. "If you grew up watching TV in the 80s—or even looked at any of the decade’s finest offerings on YouTube—there’s a pretty good chance she deeply impacted your life." The episode traces Marx's trajectory and her fight to push images of strong women in a place where it could have a real impact: in animated shows for kids.
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