For most of the genre’s history, telenovelas have portrayed female protagonists as damsels in distress who require male saviors.
Not only, in the rarest of cases, where there a female lead in a blockbuster action movie, but the damsel in distress was a dude.
Ramis and Aykroyd want it both ways: an empowered heroine, and the standard damsel in distress.
For example: the damsel is tied to the train tracks, the Pacific Union hurtling her way.
Does the final in the Twilight series or the latest adaptation of the Tolstoy classic handle the damsel-in-distress theme better?
Nicole Kidman stretched as a Southern damsel in The Paperboy, but the movie was widely panned.
Many other mines used them; one remained at work in Old Wheal Damsel in 1860.
He was met at the gates by a young damsel, habited as Flora, who delivered him the keys of the city.
The damsel, uninterrupted in her own loquacity, had not discovered that this witty gentleman was——dumb!
And such a voice as the little damsel had, it only wanted cultivation to have made her a fortune.
If the damsel smiled Once in seven years only, All their wanderings dreary Ample guerdon knew.
On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to damsel, such as: colleen, lady, lass, lassie, miss, and virgin.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.