Rebecca Traister + Dana Scully = BFF 4-EVA
- July 24, 2008 5:15 PM |
- By Arts Online
Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) seeks the truth in The X-Files: I Want To Believe. (Divah Pera/20th Century Fox)
As part of the rather restrained buzz leading up to this week's release of the new X-Files movie, Salon's brilliant Rebecca Traister has penned an awesome personal essay on her abiding love for Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully.
There are some fine insights into the character as a feminist role model, and Traister does an excellent job of deconstructing both Scully and her partner-in-crime-fighting Fox Mulder, situating them within their pop cultural context and contrasting Anderson's complex scientist against the legions of hyper-rational, buttoned-down babes who followed in her wake. (From the perspective of a girl with a fetish for the suit-wearing heroines of procedural dramas, I say Traister nails it.)
Related: A creepy Scully fan video.
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