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Sunday, February 29, 2004

Don't laugh at me.

In one of my stupider moments of feminist empowerment, I rented a porn anime-- Kekko Kamen, the naked superhero, from the creator of Cutey Honey. Um, it was dumb. I know, I know, it's just a silly action porn anime; but I was kind of hoping I'd get to identify more with the hero, or with the hapless naked schoolgirl (aaaaaahh!) who was being beaten up until Kekko kicked the aggressor's ass. Instead, the identification was switched to the evil perverted male bad guys, and the drama of Kekko and her young victim friend were merely the toys of their male power, which was powerful even when they were powerless. Er, I mean, they always enjoyed either kicking the victim's ass, or being kicked themselves by Kekko.

That said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that (but Jesus, is that really what you guys are like inside? I feel like I just got trapped inside the male mind for half an hour and I can't wash the stench off--sorry), I was just sort of hoping that the naked woman superhero would be sort of Leticia's Female Nudity Empowerment Superhero, which she really is not, more of the plaything to the perverted men to which the show is marketed toward (who are, really, quite lovable, when you get to know them. Awww, siwwy widdle men, always pining for our cute widdle boobies).

That said, be on the lookout for Leticia's Female Nudity Empowerment Superhero, coming to a theater near you in 2006 or so. Be warned.

(edit: I wasn't offended by any of the content, being the sex-positive person I try to be, it just bothered me that I didn't get into tho girls's eyes or their brain. I have no issues with an anime featuring a schoolgirl being beaten naked by a whip, so as long as I'm the schoolgirl. Oh yeah.)

(And Kekko did kick ass. I found myself fast-forwarding through most of the porn scenes, but stopping to watch Kekko make her big entrances and glorifying her own body and saying badass things like, "I cannot forgive you for what you've done!" and "Nobody knows my face, but everybody knows my body! I am Kekko Kamen!" Oh yeah.)
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