FFR 84: The Mary Sue Trope

Who You Callin’ Mary Sue? On this week’s episode, we tackle the topic of the Mary Sue! It’s a term that some have used as a cudgel in recent years with which to attack prominent female characters that they dislike for one reason or another, but what does the term really mean? Where did it come from? And does it still have any value in our modern-day conversations about female characters?

SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS:
3:45 The Mary Sue
35:10 What’s Your FREQ-Out?

RELEVANT LINKS:
“Too Good To Be True”: 150 Years Of Mary Sue by Pat Pflieger: https://www.merrycoz.org/papers/MARYSUE.xhtml

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