Girl Genius: Where is She?

I was pumped when Big Hero 6 came out because the main character was like me: half-white and half-Asian. The movie is about a 14 year old genius who teams up with friends to create a super hero force to combat the mysterious villain in San Frantokyo. Like any good Disney animation film, the movie is filled with laugher, tears, suspense, and lessons about family. “The only thing that would make this my favorite movie ever,” I thought, “was if the protagonist was a half Asian girl” This thought made me realize that beyond the lack of half-Asian protagonists in mainstream Hollywood movies, there is a major lack in the girl genius archetype.


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