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Updated: Jul 13, 2022

By Sandy Rodriguez

You could say it’s a fantastic time to be a strong woman in Hollywood. And you would be right—especially if by that you mean a physically strong, fictional woman.

Toned, muscular female characters in movies and TV definitely appeal to today’s audiences. Last year’s animated Disney offering Encanto featured a swole bodybuilder called Luisa Madrigal, who ended up delighting children more than any of the other, “prettier” and more traditionally feminine characters in the film, including the main one.

As a weight training enthusiast, a Los Angeles resident, and someone who works in a court setting, I’m counting down the days to TV series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, set to be released on August 17th. Popular Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany will play Jennifer Walters, a thirty-something West Coast attorney. She happens to receive a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo.