There is little doubt that Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be a feminist film considering that most of the main characters are women. But how exactly will Harley Quinn and her girl gang redefine feminism? Margot Robbie and director Cathy Yan reveal that it's all about getting inside Harley's head.
Robbie and Yan recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Birds of Prey and the Suicide Squad star was quick to point out that the movie will be told from Harley's perspective.
"We wanted people to get a taste of what life could be like when you see it from Harley's point of view," Robbie said. "It's just this bright, poppy, heightened, fantastical world."
Yan then added that choosing Harley's point of view was important in how the story will be told.
"She's very feminine in a very superficial way…At the same time, she's such a badass," Yan said. "I liked that tension of it. It was exhilarating to create an unfiltered version of Harley Quinn."
But is this the right way to portray feminism? Yan explained that Harley has her own brand of feminism.
"I think sometimes we equate femininity with being polite," Yan said. "but that's not the same thing."
It's safe to say that Harley isn't like most girls. Needless to say, we're already looking forward to her story in Birds of Prey.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will premiere on February 7.