Thursday, May 11, 2006

On-Screen Heroines Inspire Women to the Martial Arts

From the Village Voice by Jill Morley

"Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi became role models for women in 2001. And on the heels of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's four Academy Awards-including the statue for Best Foreign Film-Yeoh and Zhang's status as heroines has only been further entrenched. They made Kung Fu look beautiful, athletic, and sexy-much as Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu did in Charlie's Angels and Sandra Bullock did in Miss Congeniality. These are qualities that are held high and yearned for in our culture. So it should be no surprise that there's been a recent surge in women taking up the martial arts. "

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