In the new movie The Dark Knight Rises, Catwoman will reappear on the big screen. This time she will be played by Anne Hathaway. Unlike Catwoman's past costumes, this one is not strategically torn or skimpy. Catwoman dons a full body suit, and doesn't show off the usual cleavage. (http://dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com/)
However, her new suit is skin tight. Hathaway reported that it took "three people and a lot of mental preparation to get her into the costume." (http://dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com/) That seems like a little much. If a suit has to be tight enough that a woman can't even get into it, to be attractive, then why do it? Is a sexual image really that important? And what of the message that that suit is sending to women everywhere? Anne Hathaway was thin and beautiful before she became Catwoman, but she had to work out for the movie so that she could be even thinner and more toned to fit into an "unforgiving" costume. Superwomen are meant to be looked up to, but why is it that the only women that the media gives us to idolize are so impossible to mimic. We need to be forgiven a little. Our heroes and actresses need to be forgiven a little for being slightly less than whatever "perfect" is supposed to be.