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Lollipop Chainsaw's James Gunn talks sexiness and sexism

Destructoid - Love it or hate it, Lollipop Chainsaw has opened the floor for some interesting discussions, especially with regards to its portrayal of women. Is it objectifying female game characters? Is it subverting that objectification? There's plenty to analyze and debate, if you've got the inclination.

I offered what I felt, in my not-humble opinion, to be a fairly unique analysis when I suggested that the living head of Juliet's boyfriend, Nick, was an exercise in role reversal, as the male character is objectified and helplessly forced to tag along with a far more capable heroine -- a heroine that, in several ways, treats him like little more than an accessory.

The analysis caught the attention of the game's writer, James Gunn, who seemed to agree with the assessment. So it was that we chatted further on the game's themes, and on sexism within videogames in general.

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MattS2218d ago

"I offered what I felt, in my not-humble opinion, to be a fairly unique analysis when I suggested that the living head of Juliet's boyfriend, Nick, was an exercise in role reversal."

Not really. For anyone with half a brain that was obviously what Lollipop Chainsaw was about.

Unfortunately many gaming critics need someone to explain to them what an orange is before they'll believe that the round, orange object in front of them is an orange, so that message got a little lost.