The first woman-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film is here, and Girls Inc wants to help send young girls to go see it. You can help them by donating to the Send Girls to See Captain Marvel GoFundMe campaign.
Captain Marvel has been a long-awaited installment in the MCU. Carol Danvers is not only an extremely popular character in her own right, but the film itself is breaking barriers for MCU in regards to representation. Much like how Black Panther was a huge step for black representation in superhero films, Carol Danvers will be a first in what is arguably the most successful superhero franchise in cinematic history.
The excitement for the film is immense, and actress Brie Larson has been a blessing on social media. We’re excited. She’s excited. Everyone is excited! We were live at San Diego Comic-Con when Brie Larson was announced as Captain Marvel and it was a moment we won’t soon forget.
Girls Inc, a non profit whose goal is “Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold,” is stepping up to send girls to see the ground-breaking film for free. As of this writing, they’ve raised more than $15,500 of their $20,000 goal and the donations are still flowing in at a rapid pace. The campaign was inspired by a tweet from Brie Larson herself a while back. Today the donations were no doubt boosted by the attention of another important MCU Captain expressing his support (and his own donation!) on Twitter.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 15, 2019
The GoFundMe says the following about their goal:
Everyone should have an opportunity to see women in roles they can aspire to one day be, roles that show women as strong, smart and bold. From a teacher to a fighter pilot—or a superhero. This is an opportunity to continue to empower girls to be just that.
Marvel Studios’ first female led film, “Captain Marvel” offers this type of important representation. We want to help girls from various backgrounds have the opportunity to see the film by providing tickets and renting out theaters.
Why Captain Marvel?
● Captain Marvel is Marvel Studio’s first woman led film
● She will be the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
● The story adds new components to open doors for the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe
● Unlike many female characters, her story doesn’t rely on romance and other typical woman character arcs
● There are multiple female characters in the film that enforce diversity of women in race, careers, and talents
● The film is co-directed and scored by women
● The film releases on International Woman’s Day during Women’s History Month
With the amount of donations they’ve received so far and the boost from Chris Evans, it seems like they’ll have no problem reaching their goal. Head on over and donate what you can. Or, alternatively, take a young girl in your own life to see the film and pass on the empowerment to someone you know. Head on over to the #captainmarvelchallenge on Twitter for additional conversation about the fundraiser.
Author: Angel Wilson
Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. They earned a BA in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. They have contributed to various podcasts and webcasts including An Englishman in San Diego, Free to Be Radio, and Genre TV for All. They’ve also written for Friends of Comic Con and is a 2019 Hugo Award winner for contributing fanfic on AO3. They identify as queer.
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