The Women of Indiana Jones


Say what you will about Indy’s new adventure with crystal skulled aliens, (Can you really survive an atomic bomb by hiding in a refrigerator?) at least they brought back Karen Allen, whose Marion Ravenwood was one of the greatest female role models in action movie history.

Then there was Kate Capshaw’s Willie from Temple of Doom, perhaps the most embarrassing portrayal of a woman in the history of film. She shrieks, she whines, she cries, she gets scared, she gets grossed out. Were these two women really brought to the screen by the same director.

Of course, Steven Spielberg married Capshaw. Maybe the sexy and brave Marion was just a lucky fluke.

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