OKayyy, so I DID go and see the latest installment of the Hunger Games series: Catching Fire. I won’t give anything away, but it was everything I dreamed of and more. Tons of action, love drama, and suspense.
Now, the books were aimed at bringing to light how countries can be oppressed by government (in this case, the Capitol), and how one girl can make a huge difference in how people think and react to what’s being shown them via media (in the Hunger Games, in the form of public broadcasting). Katniss is a heroin, a person that people look up to for defying stereotypes, especially those surrounding girls. This is a great leap for woman, as little girls have a role model to look up to (in Katniss as well as her actress, Jennifer Lawrence). However, Lionsgate and Cover Girl have merged to produce a make-up line called ‘Capitol Couture’.. uhm what? This seems as though the message of strength, individuality and going against the grain have been lost. The Capitol was the enemy, why would girls and woman want to embody something that they’ve been told is evil?
Very interesting article surrounding the debate, I encourage you to check it out and make your own judgement!