Actress Emilia Clarke has created her own comic superhero with a unique, albeit disgusting twist. This character has menstrual super-powers, who can also swing “like Spider-Man from her armpit hair”. Ugh.
The Game of Thrones star’s comic book series is about a single mother whose superpowers manifest from her menstrual cycle. M.O.M.: Mother of Madness introduces on Maya, a busy single parent whose life is turned upside down by the discovery of the superpowers she gets from her period, according to Variety.
“She’s a single mum that’s got to get shit done,” the actress said. “This was born from the idea that single mothers are superheroes. You need superhuman strength to do that. When you get into your 30s and your friends start having kids, you’re like, ‘Oh my god. I was not aware of what it took. Holy shit.’”
“The bloating, the hair growth, the mood swings, the [acne], all of it. We hate that when it happens, speaking for myself and everyone I’ve ever met who has had a period. What if we turned that around and made the period something that we can feel as this unique, crazy, superhuman thing that happens in our body?”
“When Maya is scared, she goes invisible, when she’s angry, she has superhuman strength and can swing like Spider-Man from her armpit hair.”
Is she serious? Anyone really think this is going to break any sales records?
In the next issue of the three-part comic miniseries, Maya will use her “inflated boobs” to help thwart a sex trafficking ring. The actress also claims that she read comic books as kid, but struggled with the hobby after determining that the comic book industry is heavily male-dominated, despite half of comic book buyers being female.
“In doing my research, I found that 16% of comic book creators are female, according to a 2019 study, and only 30% of comic book characters are women! On the other hand, roughly half of comic book buyers are female — something did not sit right with me in that exchange, and all these signs were telling me to go make my own.”
“When I went to Comic-Con for the first time at 22 with Game of Thrones, I was amazed at what I saw — almost entirely men. Later, as tides turned in the industry and #MeToo emerged, I began to look at the community through those eyes and it was arresting.”
Of course Image Comics is launching the comic, which should be no surprise since M.O.M. bears some resemblance to Chelsea Cain’s ‘Man-Eaters’ series, which also focused on women’s menstrual cycles. In Cain’s series, menstruating women turned into ferocious killer wildcats that were easily provoked and extremely dangerous. Some may have missed that Ms. Cain later had to apologize to the #woke left for leaving “trans-women” out of her comic. The resulting kerfuffle resulted in the brave feminist deleting her social media account. But a sequel is forthcoming. Iexpect trannies in that series for sure.
I’m embarrassed for Ms. Clarke. I really am. Someone who cares for her should’ve talked her out of this.