What Makes A Perfect Female Action Hero?

Action heroines are rare creatures. The earliest were female versions of pre-existing male heros, like Wonder Woman, BatGirl and SuperGirl. Some more recent heroines have their roots in fantasy or sci-fi, like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Selene from Underworld, or Alice from Resident Evil. But while there are plenty of … » 5/06/11 3:29pm 5/06/11 3:29pm

The Tyranny Of Sexy: Female Werewolves In Pop Culture

In pop culture, vampires rule, werewolves drool (literally). New York magazine argues that the "moment in the moonlight" for weres has arrived thanks to Twilight and upcoming film remakes - but where are the tales of female lycanthropes? » 2/04/10 5:40pm 2/04/10 5:40pm

Cosmo Turns Vamp Into Victim

In Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans, which made $20 million at the box office over the weekend, Rhona Mitra plays a sword-wielding vampire. But in Cosmo's February issue, she's a damsel in distress. » 1/26/09 5:40pm 1/26/09 5:40pm

7 Vampires Better Than Twilight's Edward Cullen

Did you see Twilight » 11/24/08 3:40pm 11/24/08 3:40pm this weekend? You must have: The vampire flick at the box office, the top debut ever for a film directed by one woman. And it's official: Women love vampires. The folks at iVillage a professor who claims it has to do with "the erotics of anticipation," controlled passion and the "deferral of any…