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March Madness Round 2: TV & Film

March Madness Round 2: TV & Film

Welcome to Round Two of our March Madness tournament! Find the 8 women of our TV & Film bracket below.

Nyota Uhura

from Star Trek‘s original series and revived in its most recent films, Uhura serves as the USSEnterprise‘s chief communications officer and is later promoted to lieutenant commander and commander. A citizen of Star Trek‘s United States of Africa, Uhura was one of the first characters of African descent on American television to have a non-menial role, and also a participant in the first interracial kiss to be seen on American television. Throughout both the series and films, Uhura demonstrates outstanding competencies as a field officer as well as a bridge officer, operating navigation and science stations as well as the ship’s helm. – Hannah Pingelton

Buffy Summers

Buffy Summers is an inspiration to generations of women in her mental, emotion, and physical strength, all of which come together to show in very joyful and very painful ways how complex women are.  Her fight to figure out her duty and destiny as opposed to her own personal wants and desires makes it easy to relate to her, and what made her story one that was so engaging. – Christina Casano

Leslie Knope

Working in Pawnee, Indiana’s Parks and Recreation department, Leslie Knope portrays a side of government workers rarely seen in movies or television.  She is a hard-working, ambitious feminist who dreams of one day becoming the first female president of the United States.  She cares deeply for her friends and family, and is thoughtful to the point where she sometimes annoys her coworkers with her constant scrapbooks, custom birthday parties, and made-up holidays.  Knope 2016! – Joel Wallick

Queen Elsa

After accidentally almost killing her younger sister as children with her ice powers, Elsa feared her powers and the possibility of being persecuted by her subjects while also hurting her sister again.  Sadly this resulted in their parents keeping the two sisters apart for a majority of their childhood and teen years. – Janelle Smith

Ellen Ripley

The sole survivor of a deadly alien intruder, Ellen Ripley is the only person who knows about the danger of the xenomorphs when a human colony settles on their home planet.  Ripley kills the queen of an alien colony with a power loader after burning hundreds of alien eggs with a flamethrower.  She shows little fear, and is somehow able to keep calm and collected in life-threatening situations. – Joel Wallick

Princess Leia Organa

In George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy, Princess Leia serves as both heir to Alderaan’s throne and a senator thereof. In addition to being a diplomat at such a young age, however, Leia is also a member of and a spy for the Rebel Alliance, working against the Galactic Empire, and goes on to play an instrumental role in its downfall, helping lead the final battle at Endor. – Hannah Pingelton

Lin Beifong

Though she was missing from much of Book 2, Lin Beifong’s role in Book 1 of The Legend of Korra was an excellent foil to the series’ star, teenage Avatar Korra, with her logic, discipline, and fortitude. Her discipline and harsh exterior hides all sorts of fascinating past and layers, making her a favorite throughout the fandom. – Feliza Casano

Marge Simpson

Marge really has a lot on her hands with a doof of a husband, hellion of a son, a know-it-all daughter, and an infant who may have shot a man.  Somehow though, she manages to shine through as one of the few realistic characters in Springfield (despite her hair).  She tells Lisa that it’s okay to be sad, she encourages Homer to follow his dreams even when they’re ridiculous, and she even teaches Bart to enjoy being a kid while he still can.  Marge is the foundation of both the Simpsons family and the show itself. – Joel Wallick

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Girls in Capes magazine showcases women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community in geek culture and pop culture.