As someone who works with feminist film exhibiton etc., this is obviously something I’ve come across and been dead frustrated about so many times – even recent Nic Cage flick Mandy was partially ruined for me by this.
So, you know how in a lot of movies (and other media), women have to suffer and/or die because it’s needed as a plot device for a man’s story?
IT FINALLY HAS A NAME! Or rather, has had a name all along, but I haven’t known about it until now. It’s called fridging.
Can’t wait to use this in real life discussions with male filmmakers etc who think that this is a really good way of telling a story about men. “Mate, fridging is like so 1999.”
Thought this was a bit weird to be honest. I mean on the one hand she gets offed very quickly in the film, but on the other hand she’d already been a significant character throughout the whole of the first film, so she was hardly a lazily thrown in plot device.