The Cyborg Action Heroine of ‘Mad Max’

May 27, 2015

(Discover Magazine) – Furiosa has already been hailed by many as one of the strongest female action heroines to grace the silver screen in years. But “Mad Max: Fury Road” is also drawing praise for how it depicts Furiosa as the wearer of an artificial limb without making a big deal out of her disability. The story of “Mad Max: Fury Road” makes a very conscious choice to not focus on Furiosa’s missing left arm or its artificial replacement from either a visual or dialogue standpoint; none of the other characters even remark upon the fact that Furiosa has a prosthetic arm.

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