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The Bigger Picture: Exploring The Feminist Themes In ‘Captain Marvel’

In the inaugural edition of The Bigger Picture, the new Houston Matters monthly segment exploring the larger issues addressed in film and TV, we explore the feminist message of Captain Marvel.

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Brie Larson in a promotional image for the movie Captain Marvel.

Film and television are easily among the most talked about forms of media in our society, given that they generally reach a wide audience and can spark a variety of conversations about their performances, their plots, or even some of the deeper messages embedded in the stories they tell.

So what are some of those deeper messages?

What can we take away from stories of family drama or zombie apocalypses or people with superpowers? What’s the bigger picture?

Brie Larson - Captain Marvel
Brie Larson in a scene from Captain Marvel.

This month, in the inaugural edition of The Bigger Picture, our new monthly segment exploring the larger issues addressed in film and TV, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn talks with Charles Dove, a Rice University film professor, and Meredith Nudo, a local comedian and podcast host.

In the audio above, they discuss the feminist message of Captain Marvel and that message’s impact on our culture and society.

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