- Aug 1, 1997
- Reaction score
Sheena was a much more cheesier, sillier excessive example of over-the-top 80’s toxic male super-hero tropes that comes across as silly, redundant and a bit embarrassing to older Gen X’ers and stupid to Millennials. As a late Gen Xer(born in 1979), growing up, I found a lot of the 80’s “sword and sorcery” films like Conan the Barbarian to a certain extent, Red Sonja, Beastmaster, even action/adventure films from Rambo movies post First Blood(which had a serious pacifist, crude but subtle anti-war theme to being almost US Special Forces recruitment ads by the decade’s end.) It almost seemed like soft core porn mixed in with exciting or dull sword-fighting scenes juxtaposed with sexy, Victoria Secret models as witches, queens, or other mythical characters. You can see how creators of later 90’s fantasy mythological TV series like Hercules and Xena took this formula, flushed it out and tried to improve upon it.Dang. 2021 coming in hot.
She might have caused my first wood. Either Beastmaster or Sheena could easily have been that particular culprit.
In fact, as I think about it, Sheena was almost definitely it. I'm not sure I understood what I was seeing, but I also knew I wanted to see more of it.