Toss aside those high heels: how Jurassic World's Claire Dearing lights a path for women in action films

Lisa Watt (Artist), TA Holland (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksDigital content

Abstract

The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World series of films have long featured iconic female characters.
Laura Dern’s Dr Ellie Sattler from the 1993 original has been lauded as “a female heroine unlike any other”. Julianne Moore’s Dr Sarah Harding from 1997’s The Lost World was equally as competent and compelling.
Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing in Jurassic World (2015) initially provoked different reactions, critiqued for wearing in heels while deep in the jungle.
But we think these heels – and the rest of her outfits – are actually one of the most interesting things about Dearing, neatly tracking her character arc across the three films.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation
Media of outputOnline
SizeWorldwide
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Toss aside those high heels: how Jurassic World's Claire Dearing lights a path for women in action films'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this