It’s the way she casually picks up her heels after beating the shit out of everyone in the room.
I can never not reblog this scene. It’s my favourite thing.
And how Whedon didn’t need to erase her femininity to have her being kick-ass.
I like how you put a positive spin on the inherent mysogyny of a woman having to be in cocktail wear for her first fight scene of the movie.
Ok no sorry, please, I really don’t like getting involved on tumblr posts but this really annoyed me. OK vivelafat, I understand what you’re saying but this was really not sexist. Ok yes this was not the best way to introduce Black Widow but at the same time, they showed that Natasha Romanov could completely own any sexist misogynistic bull crap that the guy holding her hostage could throw at her. This scene was important because it would have been so easy for whedon and any other producer to show Romanov as a typically masculine character. This scene, was perhaps yes, designed to show off Romanov’s body and femininity, what makes you think that there is anything wrong with that?
Also, lovely tumblr peer, has it escaped your notice that she was UNDERCOVER. DID YOU WATCH THIS SCENE, THE MAN INTERROGATING HER WAS IN FORMAL MILITARY DRESS, AND HIS SIDEKICK WAS WEARING A TUX. Natasha Romanov is a bad ass spy who just came from a high profile cocktail party, and what, you expected her to be wearing sweatpants and a hoodie? This scene shows that Natasha Romanov is aware that she can be seen as weak and PLAYS OFF THAT TO HER ADVANTAGE. Not only that but it also shows that she could own your ass any day, even in black high heels and a tight dress. The moves that she did in this sequence would be extremely difficult to pull of in t shirt and sweat pants, and this scene shows her doing it in a LBD. This scene does show off Scarlet Johannsons figure, but at the same time it shows that Black Widow could take down any weak-ass mob bosses who think she’s weak, no matter what she’s wearing.