Woman Warrior

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All Out of Bubble Gum

All Out of Bubble Gum

The title of this piece is a quote from the great 1988 movie They Live:

“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubble gum.”

You can view the clip here. Just to be clear, this guy is the protagonist and he’s trying to save the world from aliens who are brainwashing the humans into a consumerist society (obviously, he didn’t succeed…despite what the movie ending suggests). I think the delivery is excellent. The quote has become a meme, used in movies and video games (as explained here), but I haven't really seen women use it. Of course, this isn't for lack of great female warrior characters. One of my favorites is the Kill Bill saga and I've based the look of my lady-warrior on Quentin Tarantino’s character O-Ren Ishii (played by Lucy Liu).

Life's no fun without a few laughs, and I sure had some fun creating this piece;)

In my Flawless series I strive to reshape gender norms by refusing to apologize for femininity, recognizing that pretty isn't weak.