Mel Gibson's New Project Sure to Cause Controversy

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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