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BUFFY THE SUPREME KICKER OF EVIL BUTT AND TELEVISION RATINGS The television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer derived from an early 1990s film by the same name has given birth to the new figure in popular teen culture The Slayer Joss Whedons teen vampire slayer Buffy and her band of accomplices are appealing because they operate within the boundaries of our own culture albeit with our anxieties taking the form of demons The slayer has become a metaphor for taking control in the all-too-confusing world of Teenage Youth This essay will explore this theme and how it contributes to the shows popularity on television In doing so it will also examine the Girl Power wave of the mid-nineties and its impact on the character of Buffy as part of its larger media impact as well as Buffys impact on the portrayal of young women on television and beyond Added to this girl power is the popular eternal theme used to obvious effect is good conquering evil In the past women have been restricted to roles that are considered traditional Roles associated with traits including emotionality prudence and compliance where the males were portrayed through their rationality efficiency individualism and ruthlessness Buffy the Vampire Slayer has changed this Buffy sharing those characteristics and displaying them dominantly and powerfully Buffy occupies a position which invites us to both identify with and to desire Strong sexy and fashionably clad Buffy has the ability to impact both sexes and a wide span of ages from young teenagers to adults reaching their forties It is the fact that in battle whether it be physical or emotional Buffy always manages to end up on top which is appealing to both genders Sarah Michelle Gellers Buffy main appeal especially to teen females is her accompanying efficiency as an empowering feminist model She kicks demon butt and she is the epitome of feminine beauty - she is young
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