Ask Adrianne Palicki About Her Feminist Agenda
On Thursday, Friday Night Lights alumnus Adrianne Palicki had an awesome mini-reunion with her co-star Scott Porter while at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. And sure, his “Texas Forever” t-shirt is great — they’re in Texas right now! It’s perfect! — but you know how Tyra Collete was always a better character than Jason Street? Because her IRL t-shirt is better than his, too. Sorry, dude.
Okay, cool, cool, Adrianne Palicki has a feminist agenda because of course she does. What’s so specifically awesome about that? WELL, LET ME TELL YOU.
Palicki currently plays Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. The character also recently had her own solo Marvel Comic title, written by novelist Chelsea Cain and drawn by Kate Niemsyck. Unfortunately It only made it to 8 issues and was cancelled before the trade paperback even came out, presumably due to low sales (which I would argue was a problem of marketing rather than quality). But trust me when I tell you that it was hilarious and fun and featured great moments like this:
Issue #8 also featured this awesome cover, which evidently pissed off a small section of the comic-reading population so much that they attempted to boycott the series. You know, because they were definitely reading it before they saw this cover in July solicits, right?
They also sent a bunch of jerky twitter messages to Chelsea Cain in October 2016, causing her to take an extremely understandable Twitter break, which in turn caused the rest of Comic Twitter to unleash a righteous fury over the fact that yet another female creator was getting harassed for her work. The hashtag #StandWithChelseaCain started trending immediately, and the first trade paperback of Mockingbird shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller charts.
Also, We Love Fine started selling their own version of the shirts (at a discount, even!), which brings us all the way back to Adrianne Palicki and her wonderful taste in statement tees. It’s likely that Palicki might not be aware of the full context of the shirt she’s wearing, because I’m sure she has better things to do with her time than keep track of why comic nerd-jerks are mad at a thing. But either way, she absolutely understands that it’s still the sort of statement that’s likely to get nerd-jerks mad — and she doesn’t care. Because that’s the Bobbi Morse way.
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