Drawn to Be Wild
4 Extra debut. Jenny Eclair explores the world of outrageous animated ladies and reveals why certain creations upset the censors. From December 2008.
Jenny Eclair explores the world of outrageous animated ladies and considers why certain creations have upset censors and infuriated moralists over the years.
Popular characters such as Betty Boop, Minnie the Minx and Wonder Woman have frequently challenged stereotypes of how 'good girls' should look and behave. Examining today's female comic book heroes, Jenny discovers how far we have come from being offended by Betty Boop's garter.
With contributions from comic strip enthusiasts Paul Gravett and Mel Gibson.