Krysten Ritter on what "Jessica Jones" means to women

09 March, 2018, 03:37 | Author: Laverne Higgins
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In a later episode he cries of teen Trish, "I loved her".

Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish Walker, told TheWrap in an interview ahead of Season 2's premiere on International Women's Day that she finds it "kind of fascinating" that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg wrote Season 2 before the #MeToo movement was brought into focus after the Harvey Weinstein scandal a year ago. It's all very necessary, but when it's not Jessica on the screen, things tend to drag, which doesn't help when these Marvel's Netflix series standard 13-episode arcs are already too long. And thanks to that street-level view - which is itself a Marvel Comics specialty going back decades - Jessica's problems are familiar. It opened on an abrasive alcoholic and her deeply ingrained trauma, on a double homicide of parents by their daughter, and Marvel's most fearsome small screen villain, if not an all-time contender. Much like Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale took on new meaning in the wake of the election, Jessica Jones feels like the right show at the right time.

Jessica's anger reflects that of many women fed up with being mistreated.

That's not something you'd necessarily expect from a superhero show, but it might work here. It's wonderful; they're practically different species. This only makes Jessica angrier than before. It was really a hard journey for Jessica to get to that point.

Taylor teases a more thorough glimpse into not just Jessica's backstory, but Trish's as well. Much of her attitude and paths to addiction were cemented well before her ill-fated attempt at superhero antics and meeting the Purple Man. Kilgrave burst into the scene with all his cards on the table; a past with Jessica, unparalleled telepathy, and a palpable thirst for violence. "It feels in some ways, and happily so, that the world is catching up to focus on them now".

Jessica Jones Season 2 arrives on Netflix March 8 at 3:01 a.m. EST.

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Season one of Marvel's Jessica Jones dropped on Netflix in 2015, and in the interim, Krysten and Rachael reprised their roles for the streaming site's crossover series, The Defenders. By the time she recovered enough, she endowed with super powers, but also had mental instability as a side effect of her powers. In the Marvel comics books, Jessica was exposed to an experimental radioactive material in a vehicle accident that killed her whole family. For all the anxiety and distrust around her, Jessica is capable of channeling the call to heroics and present to the viewers that survival and recovery is possible.

Also important is the example she sets for those who (consciously or not) isolate themselves.

Jessica Jones became an overnight symbol of female empowerment, and Season 2 dives even deeper into the issue. Again, this picks up after a few episodes - Trish may be heading down a path far more familiar to Jessica, one that the friends can conquer together.

Since this is the episode wherein Trish finally slaps her epic pain of a mother, let's talk about Dorothy Walker. Trish wants to matter. Creator Melissa Rosenberg and her army of female directors have somehow managed to keep me hooked on their show. He's not wrong. The distractions can't shake Geri of the knowledge that she's not okay, and there's no one left who cares. It makes them a surprising duo. Trish's #MeToo storyline is more relatable because her abuser isn't a supervillain; he's just some guy. The Defenders is definitely an event series made for fans compared to the social relevance of Jessica Jones. She asks her mom for a favor, which doesn't go well, and someone is spying on them there too, it appears. Nonetheless, Jessica's biggest question relates right back to the time she and Trish decided she should try to be a hero like those distant Avengers up in the sky.

Maybe the client that Jessica Jones always needed was herself.

Are you disappointed in the news that The Defenders might not re-team? She is drinking more than ever, sleeping with sleazy strangers in the bathrooms of bars and wrestling once again with the notion that she may be a killer, after all.



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