I know, I know... Halloween is over now, but I needed one last hurrah! Here I talk about why the surge in villain interest (e.g. back stories) is so important regarding the reform in stock characters and gender stereotypes in art.

After watching Descendants 2 and ordering my copy of the new Maleficent book, I might have got a bit carried away. But at the same time, nothing is better than discussing the zeitgeist surrounding these complex and versatile figures at present.

You can read more by clicking the link attached and please do contribute your part to the discussion in the comments below along with your favourite villain on the poll 🤡