Prince-Bythewood notes that Agojie women have all the qualities many believe women are incapable of possessing, and that is a well-documented fact. “They are the main fighting force of this kingdom, and they want to be there,” she said. “They want to be warriors.” These are not women who were bitten by radioactive spiders or forced to train as children to be legitimate assassins, they are warriors who want to be warriors. “There’s a beauty in their power, in the way they train, and they’re praised for it,” she continued.
Unfortunately, these sentiments have not extended to our present times. “You still see how people put Serena down [Williams]who is absolutely the greatest of all time – what she’s had to go through as an athlete and female athlete,” she said. The more we can put women on screen to show that we have a born warrior, to celebrate their fitness, their sport and their skills, to show that we are capable. “To enforce the Prince-Bythewood point even further, she also emphasized that the actors in ‘The Woman King’ are doing their own action sequences.
“These aren’t stunt couples fighting. These actors, these women? Did it. Viola Davis did it. So Mbedu did it. We could do it. That’s it. These aren’t superheroes. These are real women, and the women up-screen are real women.”
“The Woman King” is currently showing in theaters everywhere.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1012544/gina-prince-bythewood-wanted-to-show-that-real-women-can-be-warriors-in-the-woman-king/ Gina Prince-Bythewood wants to show that ‘real women’ can be warriors in King of Women