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    Sarah Michelle Gellar Says Marvel’s Female Cast Gets “Torn Apart” By Audiences

    Sarah Michelle Gellar started out as a child actor and successfully transitioned into adulthood stardom. She is best known for her role as Buffy Summers on the long-running television series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ It earned her five Teen Choice Awards, one Saturn Award, and a nomination for the Golden Globes.

    Recently, the 45-year-old actress talked about how the female superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are received. She said that they are “torn apart” by the audiences. So let’s find out detail about what Gellar said and if that’s actually true.

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar Talks About Female Marvel Superheroes

    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Sarah Michelle Gellar has substantial experience in how to navigate in television and films in the genre space. In an interview with The Guardian, the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actress talked about how female Marvel superheroes are received by audiences.

    Genre is where women can really succeed and hold an audience,” she said. “Every time a Marvel movie tries to do a female cast, it just gets torn apart…Unfortunately, audiences weren’t as accepting.”

    She continued that there is a “mentality of ‘the male superhero,’ this very backwards way of thinking.” Gellar gained global recognition for portraying the titular character of Buffy Summers on the WB/UPN television series. It ran between 1997 till 2003 and earned her several awards.

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    Several Female-Led Marvel Projects Were Review Bombed

    Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel
    Captain Marvel & Ms. Marvel

    Gellar was probably referencing the fate of two of Marvel’s projects, ‘Captain Marvel’ and the last year’s series ‘Ms. Marvel.’ Both of them were review-bombed on websites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes even before they were released.

    Trolls and spam bombarded these platforms with negative reviews since these projects were helmed by female actors. A similar thing happened with Marvel’s ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.’

    For a brief period of time, the series had 31.9% of its reviews giving a one-star rating on IMDb. In the past, ‘WandaVision‘ also received heavy backlash because of the audience’s sexist mindset. However, these two shows bounced back and were well received.

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