Mel Gibson's New Project Sure to Cause Controversy
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-06-05 14:30
Khaleej Times: According to historians, Mel Gibson's new film project, "Warrior" based on the
life of Queen Boudicca, is guaranteed to generate passionate feelings.
By choosing a cultural icon such as Britain's warrior queen Boudicca, Mel
Gibson is sure to stir up a hornet's nest of controversy, according to some
experts. Archaeologists and feminists alike look to the tribal queen as an icon
of both feminine power and defiance, as well as an agent for social change.
"Take any figure where there's been emotional investment and you're going to
annoy someone," said folklorist Dr Juliette Wood. "We know so little about her
and yet she has been turned into a meta-historical icon."
Gibson's film is one of four movies on the subject scheduled to be made in the
next few years.
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