In the latest episode of Fave This, Gita Jackson and Maddy Myers talk about the never-ending debate around games like Bayonetta. What do people miss when they obsess over whether or not something is ‘sexist’? Beyond their lurid character designs, what do games like Nier: Automata and Soul Calibur actually say or accomplish? Listen here.
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Bayonetta is basically a very pulpy ‘sexploitation’ film in video game form. It’s vulgar and trashy, but that’s kinda the whole point: it’s not meant to be taken seriously.