New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: 25 Years Ago, ‘Buffy’ Failed Its Heroine In One Important Way

Remember when “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was considered the feminist show of the ‘90s, forever associated with creator Joss Whedon’s very singular, kickass brand of feminism?

As Bob Dylan once warned us, “the times they are a-changin’,” and since several actors and collaborators came forward with stories of abuse and toxic behavior by Whedon, his once-beloved cultural juggernauts have become tarnished to many, with Buffy intensely debated and analyzed.

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