Thursday, October 16, 2014

X-23 and Domestic Violence: A Quick Overview Before Going Deeper.

One of the many topics covered within the confines of the X-23 origin tale is domestic abuse.

It's covered in both the initial origin offering with Dr. Zander Rices reactions towards Dr. Sutter's wife that he has an affair with, and again covered in X-23: Target X with Desmond's actions towards Debra Kinney in trying to trigger X-23 into killing Debra and her daughter.

X-23 v1 issue 3

This is also a topic that comes up in the X-23 v3 ongoing with Julian Keller aka Hellion.  So one of the key things to look for in an actress to play the lead role is someone that has been a spoken advocate on this very heavy to deal with prevalent in society topic alongside them having an anti-bullying stance and speaks about all kinds of positive messages.

Granted, it's not the only thing the two origin miniseries deal with.  It also dives into woman on woman violence as usually instigated by outside patriarchal reasons.

It dives into family bonds.  Family that would do anything to help each other.  Not only with Debra Kinney and Megan Kinney in how Laura helped their family come closer, but also in how Sarah Kinney risked her job and life's work with trying to save Megan in X-23: Innocence Lost.  Of course, this is shown again with Sarah Kinney in how she rescues her own daughter Laura from the Facility at the end of X-23: Innocence Lost too.

There are a lot of quite emotionally heavy topics to deal with when analyzing X-23's stories.  We'll be coming back to some of these topics to dive into them later.

For now, let's leave off on a cute moment for the potential of where the live action casting could lean!

The long-lasting friendship that Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson share on and off screen presents a chemistry potential for the big screen that'll be easy for them to convey the same emotional beats that Laura and Megan Kinney share.  Case in point, this throwback to Ms. Benson's 16th birthday she tweeted today.

TBT to my sixteenth birthday @lucyhale

Coming up next week!
X-23 and Lady Deathstrike's iconic first meeting way back in New X-Men!
And maybe more on why these casting preferences are so perfect!

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