I was just watching the trailer for the latest Resident Evil installment, and I was thinking about Milla Jovovich. I enjoy her in anything, even the worst piece of crap (which the RE movies are not, actually). I like her as a strong, gorgeous female role model, who can kick ass and still look beautiful. Angelina Jolie is the same way – I am a huge fan of hers. Sigourney Weaver, in the Aliens movies, is another. The scene in Alien: Resurrection where she’s playing basketball with Ron Perlman was a revelation for me. It’s tough finding older female role models, and there she was, dressed in leather, tall, strong, beautiful, toe-to-toe with Ron Perlman. Awesome. Another *big* heartthrob is the actress who plays Zoe in Firefly. I love her.
For me, Warcraft has the same strengths in characters – that’s why everyone plays girls. They’re beautiful, strong, and do not have the standardised youthful perfection that Guild Wars characters do (for example). I’m excluding Blood Elves from this statement, of course…they look like mantises and not like people. But humans, nelfs and trolls are all gorgeous.
That is beauty, for me. Although I’m no longer an athlete, it was very important to me to be as strong and as fit as possible. I don’t like botox and silicone and stick insects…women should be strong and intelligent, competitive and dominant. Those are real women.