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The women of 'Black Panther' take center stage

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Friday, February 16 2018 Feb 16, 2018 February 16, 2018 10:17 AM February 16, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Actress Danai Gurira says the representation of women in "Black Panther" is important for young girls to see.   

The film features a number of powerful female leads, including Gurira as the head of a special forces unit, Lupita Nyong'o as a spy, Angela Bassett as the Queen Mother and newcomer Letitia Wright as a scientist and inventor.   

Gurira says when she was a kid those images were not depicted in film or television. She thinks young children will be inspired by what they see in the film.   

"Black Panther" is now playing nationwide.

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