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Women in Power: Exploration on the Significant Role of Women in the American Horror Story Series
When reviewing the popular television show, American Horror Story, it becomes apparent that the female characters play stronger roles than women in typical horror films. Rather than playing the "damsel in distress" who falls victim to the villain, women in American Horror Story act as the strong heroin-or bloodthirsty killer. Explore the roles of female actoresses throughout the seasons of American Horror Story and compare them to female roles of horror films. Analyze the ways that American Horror Story challenges gendered social norms. It is also important to observe the role of transwomen in American Horror Story: Hotel. Select a specific season of American Horror Story and discuss the differing viewpoints of women and transwomen compared to what a male viewpoint might have been.