MSNBC news reader Rachel Maddow will be playing the role of Vesper Fairchild on the CW television show Batwoman, which has billed itself as a feminist, pro-LGBT super hero program.
“We consider Vesper Fairchild to be the sardonic Voice of Gotham,” Batwoman showrunner Caroline Dries said in a statement. “In addition to Rachel’s interest in Batwoman, we thought she’d be the perfect casting choice because her own hard-hitting journalism wildly contrasts Vesper’s penchant for snark, gossip and criticism of female superheroes.”
Maddow confirmed the announcement in a Twitter post on Friday:
I know no one's going to believe this is true, but it's true.
(My character is soooo not me; turns out playing her is one of the most fun things I've ever done).https://t.co/LP8PauXvUL
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) October 4, 2019
The initial trailer for Batwoman received overwhelming ridicule following its release because of its heavy-handed ‘woke’ feminist message.
The trailer was attacked for containing cringe-worthy dialogue such as this:
“I need you to fix this suit,” says Kate Kane, the true identity of Batwoman in the show.
“The suit is literal perfection,” Luke Fox of Wayne Enterprises says.
“It will be. When it fits a woman,” Kane replies.
At one point, a child says to her: “Look! It’s Batman,” and Kane responds by saying, “They think I’m him. I’m not about to let a man take credit for a woman’s work.”
The actress playing the role is taking the same misandristic tone of her character while plugging her upcoming series in interviews.
“Some people will love the show, some people might be surprised and find that they really enjoy it, and some people might not see themselves on the screen and therefore not see the point. But there’s obviously plenty of shows for people like that. There’s plenty of shows for white old men,” said Batwoman star Ruby Rose said in response to the criticism about the show.
Despite her alleged empowerment, Rose badly hurt herself and nearly suffered major paralysis while doing stunts for her role. She found out about her physical limitations the hard way.
“I broke my neck basically, on the show, as well,” Rose said on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“I did a stunt for a very extended amount of time, like seven hours, and we thought that I broke a rib or fractured a rib. That’s like 6 to 12 weeks of healing. So, then I had 6 to 12 weeks of chronic pain and just kept assuming that’s what it was,” she added.
“I kept seeing these doctors and they’re like, ‘It’s your neck. It’s your neck. It just kind of radiates into these nerve endings,'” Rose said, elaborating about her diagnosis. “So, I finally got an MRI and I had to get it in Romania in the middle of a film where I was also doing stunts. I sent it to my doctor who sort of transcribed the whole thing and basically he called and was like, ‘You could become paraplegic. This is your spine. Two of your discs have herniated and they’ve broken all the protective layers. You have this tiny amount that your spine is not severed and if you don’t get back, you could become paraplegic. Even just seeping wrong or moving my head in a strange direction. It was really, really terrifying.”
The modern iteration of Batwoman debuted as a comic book in 2006 and has been steeped in far-left politics since its inception. The character is an open lesbian and pushes the LGBT agenda. Maddow even wrote the introduction for a hardcover edition of a Batwoman graphic novel titled Elegy in 2010.
The show claims that Maddow will not appear on-screen directly, but will otherwise “appear” in several episodes during the first season. The show debuts this Sunday, October 6th at 8pm EST on The CW.
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