Let’s be biased against the OTHER gender! That’ll fix gender bias.
Schaeffer spoke with Variety about Marvel Studios’ latest show providing details about the design of the show, but she also provided a glimpse at Marvel’s feminist agenda.
First, she stated, “The design of the show from early on was that we were going to frontload the TV sitcom stuff and the ‘Twilight Zone’ aspects with this Lynchian vibe.”
“Then we would get to the more cut-and-dry superhero fare and the blasty blasty and people flying in the air and all the wire work in the middle of the narrative, and then we would end on this big bang,” she continued.
Schaeffer previously claimed she struggled to read comics. She explained “I’m not a very good comic reader. I have a hard time digesting the storylines and I never know which cell to look at, and I don’t know, I’m a disappointment, perhaps, to the fandom in that way, but the imagery is always, of course, very startling and moving and inspiring, and it was Kevin Feige’s idea to marry Wanda and Vision to the sitcom world.”
Nevertheless, she tells Variety, “Comics and comic material often have women who have epic powers on a scale that’s so enormous that it could destroy the world.”
“Then the narrative often goes in a direction where she comes undone emotionally and can’t control it,” she continued.
Schaeffer then proclaimed, “We would never allow the dialogue to be, ‘I can’t control it!”