I seem to have a femme fatale fetish. I know exactly where it started: La Femme Nikita, the uber *high-tech* USA production from the 90s about the street urchin turned secret operative. My husband was banned from watching it with me, because he would zealfully point out all the recycled action sequences.
What EV-s, when your that bad ass you don’t have to fight fresh scenes every time. Can I get a hell yeah! I loved that show. And I just knew from the first episode that Nikita’s not so nice handler, Michael, was going to be her one and only love–after she kicked his butt around the spy block a bit. And so it was.
I have to tell you, my fixation with femme fatales it’s damn ironic, because I’m a totally pansy in real life. I can’t even watch horror movie commercial trailers. I hide behind the cushions until they’re over. That “Mama” one they have going now is the worst! And the Hobbit was ruined for me after the spiders in the forest. OMG. Just awful.
*Shudder* back to my I’ll-squash-you-bug-with-my-stiletto-boots-that-I-can-run-a-6-minute-mile-in heroines.
I write about strong gutsy heroines too. They wouldn’t walk into a zombie infested house–cause they’re not dumb–but if granny was in there getting ready to be eaten. Watch out, here they’d come to save the day. I bet I’m not the only writer out there who lives Walter Mitty-ish through their charming, daring, and fabulously interesting characters. [LOL link to the Dos Equis most interesting guy :) ]
I recently discovered two AMAZING new femme fatale shows.
The first is HUNTED, with Elizabeth George. It ran for one season, but it is awesome and has the best ending. *No Spoilers if you’ve seen it!* And no femme is complete without her equally tough and misunderstood hero. Elizabeth has hers, and he is juicylicious. There he is on the right –>
The other, is ORPHAN BLACK. OMG.
Even if you don’t like la femme flicks, the story and acting in this one is amazing. Tatiana Maslany won a golden globe and critics choice and several other awards for this show–and she deserves it. I don’t want to give too much away but, there is a mystery and suspense and but-kicking and ROMANCE. Here she is with her main guy. So, your turn, are you the daring brave type or the hide behind the cushions type? How about great femme fatale shows, can you recommend some for me now that I am done with these? PLEASE!
All my best, Susannah Scott