TV Club Binge: Luke Cage shines a spotlight on its female characters

Welcome to The A.V. Club’s Luke Cage binge-watch. From Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, A.V. Club contributor Caroline Siede will be watching and reviewing every episode of the Marvel series’ first season.You can follow along and comment on the whole season on the binge-watching hub page or chime in on the individual episode reviews. For those watching at a more moderate pace, reviews by Ali Barthwell will run every other day beginning Monday, October 3.

The internet has done a pretty solid job of pointing out the need for more female characters in live action superhero properties (not that studios seem to be listening). But what too often gets left out of the conversation is how much more dire the lack of representation is for women of color than it is for white women. After all, even if they aren’t starring as heroes …

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