Birds Of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
It’s a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it.
When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz (played by a peroxide blond Chris Messina), put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city’s wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and brought to life by Robbie’s own production company Lucky Chap Entertainment, Birds of Prey is a high octane film of firsts. Not only is it the first big screen all-female superhero team movie, it’s also based on the first all-female superhero comic book team.
The diverse pool of female talent isn’t just in front of the camera, but behind it as well. Directed by Cathy Yan and written by British-Taiwanese screenwriter Christina Hodson, together they’ve lovingly recreated characters who are dirty, funny and sexy in a way that doesn’t consider the male gaze let alone cater for it.