DAMSELS IN DISTRESS WHO DESERVED BETTER

  1. Princess Leia
    I know people love this scene and it's iconic and blah blah blah, but I really wish our original female Star Wars representative didn't have to be a sexualized victim.
  2. Princess Peach
    I much prefer the Melee version of Peach.
  3. Princess Aurora
    The most maddening thing about this movie is that Sleeping Beauty is supposed to be 15-16 years old. She is 30, for sure.
  4. Princess Buttercup
    Moral of list so far: do not be a princess.
  5. Elizabeth Swann
    She acts like a badass who can always take care of herself, but (in the first movie anyway) is still fainting in her corset.
  6. Bella Swan
    Just like the other Swann, Bella appears like she's tough but is constantly in need of a "hero."
  7. Mary-Jane Watson
    Seriously, stop with this story line.
  8. Ann Darrow
    Mostly just a monkey toy. Although her character's motivation becomes intentional in the subsequent remakes.
  9. Marion Ravenwood
    Captured like, a billion times.
  10. Daphne
    ***sigh***
  11. Rachel Dawes
    Don't even get me started on how I feel about what Christopher Nolan thinks about women.