Why Can't A Woman Be a Man?

This summer's films feature more female roles, but are they strong women or just macho guys in drag?

We have seen Hollywood's woman of the '90s, and her name is V.I. Warshawski (rhymes with Kah-pow-ski). This free-lance Chicago detective is tough and sexy and nurturing. She is a teenage waif's very best surrogate mother. She can come on strong to a stud stranger at the local bar; she'll buy him a drink. But Warshawski is faster with a kick than a caress. Any hulk who tries to pummel some manners into her will get his genitals twisted in a nutcracker. And at the end of the new movie named after her, she will offer the same tweaking to her...

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