Got my Entertainment Weekly in the mail yesterday. It featured one of three alternate covers promoting the stars of the upcoming Harry Potter movie. (Also a Time Warner production, don’tcha know.) Let’s look at these pictures. Here’s the title character:
Ok, picture’s a bit boring, he’s a wizard, he’s got a wand, he’s doing something magical. Here’s the other boy:
Well, I can see that they didn’t bother thinking up anything different for him to do. Now here’s the girl:
Ah. She’s just standing there to be looked at, not doing anything but glowering at us. Is there some reason she doesn’t get to gesture? That she’s shown as passive instead of active? Beyond her sex, I mean?
On the bright side, it’s kind of cool that these are infinity covers — each has in the bottom left corner pictures of the other two, which have in their corners more of the same.