Joseph Hill Whedon - June 23rd 1964
Writers are completely out of touch with reality. Writers are crazy people. We create conflict - for a living. We do this all the time, sometimes on a weekly basis. We create horrible, incredible circumstances and then figure a way out of them. That’s what we do.
So, why do you write these strong female characters?
Because you’re still asking me that question.
- Joss Whedon [x]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an incredibly clever, complex and extraordinary show, contributing to the birth of female empowerment portrayed in television and constructing positive role models for young women in particular. The show was born in a still very traditional patriarchal society, and has since created characters such as Buffy and her fellow friends and allies for female audiences to idolise and adore - “these stories give people strength”. Along with the establishment of the first long-term lesbian relationship to be seen on network television, Joss Whedon and Buffy have taken an enormous step towards equality, a necessity enabling survival in the modern day world.
We might as well just declare this summer, The Summer of Whedon. Photo from that great Wired article.
Joss Whedon and Heather Morris
Joss Whedon is one of the best directors ever imo. I mean just look at Firefly, he created a cult classic in 15 episodes.
And who’s his favourite character on Glee … yep that’s right Brittany S. Pierce. (x)
So yeah I think Joss has an eye for stuff that is really good in shows, and things that work. So I say listen to Joss and give us more Brittany :) cause I really miss Heather Morris since she’s not on screen as much.