Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Red Sonja, Tarzan

Despite her habit of dressing like Conan . . . which I'm sure she does to show the Cimmerian that she too doesn't need armor to fight . . . Red Sonja has to be one of the most photogenic characters of all time. Her blazing red hair, powerful physic, blood soaked blades, curvaceous form, all strike that perfect chord in a culture steeped in heroic violence and charmed by beauty and primeval power.

Its the appeal of the shamelessly attired Tarzan of the Apes, who wears even less than Conan the Barbarian.

All these figures appeal to our sense of perfection, something, that once attained, stands above all other mundane portrayals of droopy eyed realism.

ps: the reason they don't wear armor is because they are so bad ass, that they don't need it.


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