Reign of the Superwomen

2020TV-MA81 min

An illuminating look back through 80 years of comic book history, this French documentary spotlights super-powered women through the ages. While many early heroines were depicted as sidekicks, today’s audiences have grown to expect characters that better reflect reality. Hearing from comic book artists, academics, and cosplayers in France, Italy, and the U.S., Reign of the Superwomen (Le règne des super-héroïnes) explores the move toward more diverse and inclusive characters, a progression that has also been marked by sexist backsteps. Filled with surprising details and little-known facts, the film reveals the origins and evolution of iconic female superheroes and supervillains alike, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Storm, Poison Ivy, Captain Marvel, and many more.


Director:Xavier Fournier, Frédéric Ralière


Added to HBO Max:November 11, 2021

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