Those bad girls
As a follow up to our recent contest, we noticed that while many women were depicted as heros, there were few female villains. So here at the Biting-Edge world headquarters, we squished our brains together and poured through our extensive pop culture files.
Interestingly, the first female villains that came to mind are from Disney.
Queen Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
Cruella DeVille from One Hundred and One Dalmations.
Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
In traditional movies we have:
My favorite, Theresa Russell as the icy serial killer in Black Widow.
The Borg Queen from the Star Trek movie, First Contact
. Played with menacing creepiness by Alice Krige.
Glenn Close as the thoroughly psycho Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction.
And the champion female villain?
Margaret Hamilton as the infamous Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz
Chime in if we missed your favorite.
If you want to read about a thoroughly demented female villain (and stalwart female heros), check out my review of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg's latest thriller, The Cheater
, here at The Big Thrill.
I had mentioned the anthology I'm in, Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery
was out. Well, it made the Denver Post bestseller list
The fabulous Lighthouse Writers Workshop
is in the starting blocks for their annual Lit Fest.
I'm teaching a couple of classes, Rhetorical Devices: Not Just For Poets,
and What Was the Question?
During the fest there will be lots of workshops, salons, and parties--words, wine, and music.
As part of the pre-Lit Fest activities, I attended their salon, The Draft: An Occasional reading Show
. Two of the readers were poet Wendy Fryke
and novelist-in-training, Mia McKenzie