Harry Potter heroines

by scribegrrrl

Last week there was a brief article in the Daily Mail titled "The girls putting the magic into the new Harry Potter film." It summarizes the "host of attractive female co-stars" in Order of the Phoenix, namely Emma Watson as Hermione, Katie Leung as Cho Chang, Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood and Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley.

I'm a little creeped out by the notion that the Harry Potter girls are now considered "attractive" rather than "cute." They just look like kids to me; I want to take them out for ice cream, but that's about it. Packaging them as pretty young things who "put the magic" into anything at all is kind of ewww.

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Also, the tone of the article is just ridiculous:

In the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the teenage Harry is caught in the middle of a romantic triangle after he shares his first kiss with student Cho Chang under the mistletoe. With hormones raging, Cho becomes jealous of Harry's close relationship with Hermione. Meanwhile, Ginny Weasley, played by Bonnie Wright, waits hopefully in the wings.

Cho with raging hormones? And while she rages, Ginny waits in the wings for her turn at hunky Harry? What's this movie rated, again?

I would say that someone at the Daily Mail has been reading too much fan fic, but maybe not — after all, Luna Lovegood does sound like a porn star name. And Hermione does know some lethal spells. It's like Harry Potter: The Grindhouse Edition — maybe Tarantino will direct the next HP film. If that happens, maybe Professor McGonagall can finally get Rose McGowan to eat something.

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