A hilarious mashup of the theme song from Netflix’s “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and clips from the blockbuster film “Mad Max: Fury Road” highlights the kick-butt nature of the female protagonists in the recently released action flick.
The lyric “females are strong as hell,” from Kimmy Schmidt’s opening credits, accompanies several clips of “Mad Max’s” Furiosa (Charlize Theron), as the women in the film comb through explosions, fire high-powered weapons and square off against men in action-filled combat scenes.
The clips and the song work in unison — after all, the plots of both are remarkably similar. In “Mad Max,” a warlord keeps five wives as property in order to bear his children. Theron’s character smuggles them out and helps them escape. Similarly, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follows four women who were kept in an underground bunker for years by a cult leader who warned them of an impending apocalypse that never comes.
Whether it’s Kimmy’s response to catcalling or The Splendid Angharad (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) throwing her pregnant body in front of a warlord who’s trying to shoot Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa, both the series and movie have been distinguished as pro-feminist. Addressing this at The Cannes Film Festival last week, Theron said of her role, “It was incredible to get to play in this sandbox, literally, and be a woman, not a man, and celebrate everything there is about being a woman.”
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