I’ll admit it, I wasn’t a Mad Max fan until 2015. I had little interest in the franchise until I saw the trailer for Fury Road. Even then it was my husband’s idea to actually see the film in theaters. And boy was I hooked. I still wouldn’t call myself a Mad Max fan. I came to the franchise too late. But I proudly say that I am a HUGE fan of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Furiosa drew me in. She’s a warrior. Remember the scene where she’s fighting Max one-handed? Fortunate for him she had taken her arm off…eh?
Creator, George Miller had two names in mind for the title of the film, Furiosa and Fury Road. Fury Road was chosen for the title and after much thought Furiosa became the first name of the lead female heroine. Other thoughts for her name were “The Praetornian”, “Warrior Woman” and “The Imperator”.
Miller consulted with writer and feminist, Eve Ensler of “The Vagina Monologues” to become a on-set adviser, so she could enhance the female characters.
Furiosa and her mother were kidnapped from the Green Place. Her mother died on the third day of their kidnapping. Furiosa was given to Immortan Joe to become one of his wives but after it was discovered she was barren, Furiosa was given to one of Immortan Joe’s Imperators. That’s where Furiosa cultivated her skills as a warrior and learned how to handle the war rig.
She lost her arm during one of the battles. If it wasn’t already quite obvious, Furiosa was the only woman within Immortan Joe’s Army.
Eventually Furiosa was assigned to protect the wives. She kept her distance, such as most people who want to survive the Wasteland. But eventually she began to bond with the wives and ultimately agrees to escape the Citadel with them. And the rest is Fury Road…
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