Top 10 Whedonverse Women

Get your Internet argument fingers ready, because here is my list of The Top 10 Whedon Women. Spoiler alert: I killed some of your favorites off before they even got to the list, because that's what happens when you ask, W.W.J.W.D?

5. River Tam (Firefly, Serenity)
There was a point when River annoyed me, and that point was more than half of Firefly. But then, as she was given more back story and more badass fight scenes, she grew on me as a girl who is so much more than she seems. And she kills any doubts about her character at the end of "Serenity." Literally.

4. Kaylee Frye (Firefly, Serenity)
Kaylee is probably the most stereotype breaking female character of all time. She is equal parts girly and tomboy, smart and naive and sexual without ever playing up her sexuality. Also, she is the cutest little spaceship mechanic in the history of ever. I just want to carry her around in my pocket, dress her up in ribbons, and have her fix everything in my house.

3. Zoe Washburne (Firefly, Serenity)
She fights better than the guys, has a deadpan sense of humor and an adorable marriage where she is the pants wearer and it's not a problem. So, naturally, that has to end in tragedy. But you know what? Zoe will be okay, because Zoe is the strongest person in the universe. Real or fake.

2. Buffy Summers (Buffy)
The teenage BAMF kicks so much vampire butt it is unreal, all while staying loyal to her friends, and keeping a rad sense of humor. Also, her vampire love story is waaaaaay better than Bella Swan, which makes me feel sorry for tweens today. Do your local tween a favor: introduce her to Buffy.

1. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy)
Willow outranks Buffy, because like any good sidekick/best friend she makes Buffy better. She's smart, she's funny, she's sexy and her relationship with Tara broke barriers and hearts. I will never stop loving Willow just like I will never, ever, ever stop crying over Tara. Although the evil Willow that it brought about was pretty sweet, you have to admit.

*Honorable Mention: Whedon's Wonder Woman

Sadly, she was never allowed to see the light of day, but it doesn't take a singing evil scientist to figure out that Joss tackling one of the most beloved female characters in history is a great idea. It does take a studio executive with a Captain Hammer sized brain to kill it.

10. Black Widow
9. Nandi (Firefly)
8. Fred (Angel)
7. Faith
6. Anya
5. River Tam
4. Kaylee
3. Zoe Washburne
2. Buffy
1. Willow

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Joss Whedon coming to Glasgow for Much Ado About Nothing Premiere

The creator of cult television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer is to appear at Glasgow Film Festival next month.

Joss Whedon, who also wrote the 2012 blockbuster film Avengers Assemble, will attend the festival’s closing gala, which is the UK premiere of his film Much Ado About Nothing on Sunday 24 February. Tickets for the screening sold out in less than an hour.

Also making an appearance will be Oscar-winning film-maker Neil Jordan, whose credits include Interview With A Vampire. Joining him to promote vampire thriller Byzantium is former Bond girl Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, who played Hanna in Atonement.

Byzantium will screen as part of the Film4 FrightFest, which is on 22-23 February during the festival. Eli Roth, known for horror film Hostel and Inglourious Basterds, will also be in Glasgow as his film Aftershock makes its debut in the UK, also part of FrightFest.

Glasgow Film Festival is launched on Valentine’s Day with Populaire, which is nominated for six Caesar Awards, including in the best first film category for director Regis Ronsard, who will attend the event.

Glasgow Film Festival runs from 14 to 24 February.

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