Although for most “The African Queen” is not the go-to action movie, screenwriting instructor and story consultant Jennine Lanouette has created a comprehensive video showing why Katherine Hepburn’s character exemplifies what every female action star should be like today.
Titled “The Mother of All Action Heroines: Rose Sayer,” the video is a glimpse at an ebook Lanouette is working on that dissects female action stars, using Hepburn’s Rose Sayer as a model. The clip provides a voiceover narration over some of Hepburn’s key lines from the 1951 film to show some of the characteristics that make a good action heroine. Some of these include initiative, intelligence, tenacity resourcefulness, courage and higher purpose.
Watch and listen to Lanouette dissect the film in the video below and check out the Kickstarter here.