• Mick BroderickEmail author
  • Katie Ellis


From the initial film to Fury Road, the Mad Max series consciously plays with notions and representations of gendered sexuality, problematising conventions of masculinity and femininity, patriarchy and feminism; examples of characters include the Warrior Woman of Mad Max 2, the matriarch Aunty Entity in Beyond Thunderdome and the hero Furiosa in Fury Road. Similarly, masculinity is problematised by Max himself across the four films as well as by Johnny the Boy in Mad Max and Immortan Joe and the War Boys in Fury Road. This chapter draws on these characters as well as gender, disability, trauma and monster theory to examine the franchise’s gendered evolution over its near four decades of existence.


Gender Disability Post-feminism Monster theory Masculinity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArtsMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.School of Media, Creative Arts and Social InquiryCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

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