Friday, August 30, 2019

She-Hulk: A Strong Casting Opportunity for Marvel

Ginger Kutschbach as She-Hulk
Ginger Kutschbach as She-Hulk
Who would you like to see cast as She-Hulk?
Bleeding Cool: Marvel has a chance to make a strong social statement when it comes to casting the live-action adaptation of the title character She-Hulk. They could easily CG the actor who ends up playing Jen Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), but they should seriously consider casting a female bodybuilder as her alter-ego.

The difference between She-Hulk and the Hulk right away is that when Jen turns into She-Hulk, she still maintains her higher brain functions so she doesn’t just growl and rage like the Hulk originally did. As we found out in the comics and Avengers: Endgame, Banner found a way for him and the Hulk to co-exist as one to maintain Hulk’s form and strength with Banner’s intelligence, but it took time for him to figure it out.

Casting a female bodybuilder in the role would be the same approach that the 1978 Kenneth Johnson TV series with Bill Bixby playing David Bruce Banner and strongman Lou Ferrigno playing his counterpart.

While it’s true She-Hulk grows taller, wider and maintains her slender look, a social statement needs to be made given the issues of female body perception. Men tend to be accepted to be all shapes and sizes in media. Actors like Christian Bale are praised given their personality and dedication for a role. Bale’s been praised regardless if he had to lose an extreme amount of weight in The Machinist, bulked up for The Dark Knight, and praised for his performance for playing the rotund Dick Chaney in Vice. How many actresses get to do these kind of roles and given similar respect and praise?

If slender and muscular men can take up action roles, why does it only have to be just slender women who get to play these similar roles? The last muscular woman I can recall in any comic book-related project in the last decade I can recall was Olga Kurkulina, who played Mother Russia in Kick-Ass 2.

Women are largely competing in many of the same sports as men, yet in too many cases they aren’t taken as seriously, because many feel they don’t share the exact same physical attributes as men and as marketable. Despite all of this, women are still competing in strength-oriented sports like weightlifting, bodybuilding, strongwoman competitions, regardless of acceptance. You can find the She-Hulk star from those ranks.

Body perception issues affect both genders, but it tends to affect women in far greater numbers. In a study found in, approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. We wouldn’t have as many social problems if men and women can accept the idea that a person like Olga Kurkulina can be afforded to have similar opportunities as a Dwayne Johnson or a Dave Bautista. Former MMA fighters of both genders are getting action roles so it’s not unrealistic beyond those like Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano to be put in the mainstream.

To truly be an equal society, we need to see ourselves every which way possible. To many, it’s a very hard pill to swallow, but that’s what media is for, to present whatever is possible. We need to find it within ourselves to accept who we are. It’s unrealistic to all share the same likes, but we all have a right to be happy how we are regardless of what the outside world thinks because most lack empathy never having lived your life. Those who truly care will support you because you are happy with who and what you are.

A role like She-Hulk can provide a positive image about a female bodybuilder. If people can accept her, then it’s one ripple of many that need to be made.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Anastasia Motorina-Skeletor
Who has the power? Anastasia Motorina does after a trip to Castle Grayskull. Where’s HeMan now?

Sample587MA0819. An Area Orion Female Muscle and Breast Expansion creation.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Female Bodybuilder With Muscles Goes Viral As She Ties The Knot With Her Man

SundiataPost: A female bodybuilder has set the internet on fire with her beautiful wedding photos after tying the knot.

Female Bodybuilder bride
A female bodybuilder with prominent muscles has become an internet sensation after photos from her wedding to her handsome husband surfaced online. The female bodybuilder walks down the aisle with her handsome husband, and photos from the wedding are not just going viral for the ceremony itself, but for her prominent muscles on display.

Female Bodybuilder bride

Female Bodybuilder bride

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Playground: Freedom

Giant Alina Popa
Alina Popa makes sure that the Freedom Tower stands strong. See more of The Playground

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

IFBB 2019 Tampa Pro Results

Helle Travino
The Tampa Pro is one of the last pro bodybuilding competitions for female bodybuilding. Congrats to Helle Travino for taking (in my opinion) top honors of the entire show.
FitnessVolt: 2019 Tampa Pro: The (12th annual) IFBB Wings of Strength Yamamoto Nutrition Cup Tampa Pro is Underway and so far we have a few winners from multiple divisions although the event runs through the 4th of August.

Women’s Open Bodybuilding

Women’s Open Bodybuilding:

1. Helle Travino
2. Pauline Nelson
3. Janeen Lankowski
4. Michela Aycock
5. Silvia Matta
6. Marla Merrithew

Women’s Physique

 Women’s Physique:

1. Sheila Bleck
2. Anne Mohn
3. Jeannie Feldman
4. Desunka Dawson
5. Sheena Ohlig
6. Patricia Gosselin 

More results here

Elderly female bodybuilder stuns Australia's Got Talent

Janice Lorraine
DailyMail: Judges and audience alike had their notions of youth and vigour directly challenged on Australia's Got Talent on Monday night.

Indeed, elderly bodybuilder Janice Lorraine, 76, provided proof that age was just a number when she performed her body building routine to a rapt audience on the Channel Seven show.

Janice took to the stage in a shiny purple bikini and flexed her extraordinary muscles to Donna Summer's disco classic, Hot Stuff.

Judge Shane Jacobson, 49, could but look on with his mouth agape as Janice, from Queanbeyan in NSW, strutted about the stage.

What's even more extraordinary is that the elderly fitness fanatic only took up body building training in the past 20 years. 'I can't believe that your body is better than mine,' quipped AGT judge Manu Feildel, 45.
Watch the video.
See the full article here

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