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There's A Feminist Mad Max Tumblr, And It's Absolute Perfection

05/26/2015 03:25 pm ET

"Mad Max: Fury Road" has been hailed as the year's "most surprising feminist triumph" by Vanity Fair and "a feminist piece of propaganda posing as a guy flick" by decidedly more hostile audiences.

In any case, considering that Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler consulted on the film, it's clear that "Mad Max" isn't your typical gun-filled, action-packed summer blockbuster.

Thankfully, Tumblr noticed and brought us Feminist Mad Max, an account devoted to memes highlighting the badass women who dominate the movie. These women may have been kidnapped or used as sex slaves, but they aren't victims -- they're survivors mercifully dragging along the lucky men who need their help to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

In one post, the Tumblr depicts the film's title character conceding that Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, is the group's fearless leader. She's the one who has the best shot; she's the one who makes the tough calls; and she's the one who always seems to be saving Max from what seems like most certain death. In a nutshell, she rules and Max knows it.

http://feministmadmax.tumblr.com/post/119926563417/hey-girl-heres-an-idea-but-its-up-to-you

"Feminist Mad Max" cheekily borrows from the Ryan Gosling "hey girl" meme, using the construction to flip gender film archetypes on their heads. Make no mistake: Max is the damsel in distress here.

Take note, future action movie filmmakers:

http://feministmadmax.tumblr.com/post/119671951337/hey-girl-its-not-possible-to-survive-alone-out

http://feministmadmax.tumblr.com/post/119433896237/hey-girl-i-dont-need-to-see-the-pain-and

http://feministmadmax.tumblr.com/post/119592869242/hey-girl-i-drive-or-you-can-drive-thats

http://feministmadmax.tumblr.com/post/119266697432/hey-girl-you-can-use-my-shoulder-as-a-rifle

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