Women of a ‘Certain’ Age

What do the movies Wonder Woman, Dark Fate, The Force Awakens, and Halloween, (the most recent one) have in common?

Women who went from ‘princesses’ to warriors, from one end of their acting careers to the other.

In Wonder Woman, Princess Buttercup (of The Princess Bride’ fame) becomes General Antiope. In Dark Fate, Sarah Connor, the waitress, becomes Sarah Connor the Terminator killer. Princess Leia becomes General Organa in The Force Awakens. And Laurie Strode, teenager, becomes Laurie Strode, grandmother, and Halloween serial killer, killer.

Robin Wright, (Antiope/Buttercup – Wonder Woman) is 63. Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor – Terminator: Dark Fate) is 63. Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa – Star Wars: The Force Awakens) would’ve been 63 too. Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode – Halloween) is 60. (Happy 61st Birth Day for the 22nd Nov, Jamie)

So, to those of us ‘of a certain age’, may we continue to train the new age of women warriors, beat the snot out of time-travelling androids, set an entire galaxy that’s not as far away as we think afire with rebellion, and stand firm against masked men armed with petty agendas … thusly emulating our beloved elders …


Rebels, one and all

Rebels, one and all

(I have no idea who created this image, but I thank you)

22 comments on “Women of a ‘Certain’ Age

  1. There is no better model for me than Mama. She was all rebel, piss and vinegar, sweet and sharp to the end at 94. 🙂

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  2. acflory says:

    Oh this cheered me up SOOOOO much! Thankee. Can hardly wait to see Linda Hamilton in Dark Fate. 🙂

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  3. Such a lot of happy research has gone into this.

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  4. Now if it weren’t for the osteoarthritis …. 🙂

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  5. Jay says:

    And there’s such an appetite for it – the return of these women has been so well-received.

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  6. Ellen Hawley says:

    Yup. I’m 72. I destroyed a Death Star and terrified a wandering android before breakfast this morning.

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  7. Nancy says:

    I love ALL the roles you mentioned- these characters kicked butt. But Robin Wright is only 53.

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  8. Geri says:

    Great post. It is funny when Carrie Fisher’s name comes up we all think of Princess Leia. For me, it is hard to get passed the sight of her with the machine gun in Blues Brothers.

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