Where strange fact and stranger fiction collide
Last week I talked about two of my favorite superheroines, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. These two 70’s hip vigilantes, used high tech gadgets on the Sid and Marty Croft hour every Saturday morning to fight evil doers like Glam Rock and Ali Baba. I Mentioned that Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart were going to assume the duos spandex tights.
Well last night they released the first promotional photos of our fair ladies. Now I just assumed that they were going to wear some kind of variance on the original costumes worn by Deirdre Hall and Judy Strangis back in the 70’s. So first comment, ladies you look fantastic. But I just assumed you’d look more like…well you know…like Electra Woman and Dyna Girls, but hey it took me a little time to get use to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine not wearing yellow spandex too.
They look like they are here to kick butt and chew bubble gum, except they are all out of bubble gum. Honestly if we had real costume crusaders this is how I think they would look. It is sexy but not exploitative and doesn’t scream, hey I am a lunatic come cart me away.
They also look serious. Which is good since I think camp would be the death knell of this show. Now I am assuming that since Helbig and Hart are comedians that the new EW&DG is going to have a comedic aspect. But I would defiantly be down for some realistic fights, bookend with deadpan snark.
Also their car looks cool. Gone is the airfoil shaped Electra Car. Which would have pretty much killed any bit of realism in the show. I am not sure if they are wearing the iconic Electra Coms in this shot or not, but maybe they have update to wearable computers.
We do know a little bit more about the show. EW&DG will be successful crime fighters in Akron Ohio (In the original they lived in The City) who have moved to LA to step up their crime fighting game. They will clash with The City of Angel’s established heroes, as well as themselves in what is suspected to be a fish out of water story. More information as it comes available.