In this age of male superheroes and the general suck-ish political climate where a misogynist fat-shaming orange Cheeto can be the American GOP leader and groups like ISIS lure girls to be sex slaves, a heroine like Katniss Everdeen makes us cheer for team pink and the good of mankind.
Katniss takes on The Man with bows and arrows and her wits, in a televised death match against 23 others while people cheer for the kills. It is a testament to the survival skills she has as she beats the odds and the system.
Holding her own against the leading male characters of the cinematic blockbuster world, she stars in a few more sequels.
Katniss faces an even greater challenge: Proving that pop culture will embrace a heroine capable of holding her own with the big boys.
If you loved the movies like we did, check out this amazing auction from Profiles in History based in Calabasas, California where the actual costumes and props from the films are being auctioned off.
Profiles in History will hold its ‘The World of The Hunger Games – Auction Part II’ on Friday, October 14.
President Joe Maddalena said: “We are thrilled to be offering this new collection to the fans of the beloved The Hunger Games film franchise. Everyone will have a chance to acquire items from their favorite characters and moments.”
Qualified bidders from anywhere in the world can participate in the live internet auction beginning at 11am PDT. Bids can be placed either in advance or in real-time through the Live Auctions platform.
It is a follow-up to their first super-popular auction held earlier this year. On offer are costumes worn by leading cast-members plus props, set pieces used in all of the franchise’s four films: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
The films are based on the young-adult novels and are the story of Katniss. Her father died when she was young and mum fell out a bit leaving Kat to be the acting adult.
North America is called Panem in the fictional yarn and has been divided into 12 Districts controlled by a ruthless Capitol, which randomly selects a boy and a girl from each District to compete in the Hunger Games and fight to the death in a gruesome reality television show that the masses are forced to watch live.
Katniss is the chosen Tributes from District 12. Her archery skills to survive the Games serve her well as she is compelled to protect the boy Tribute from her District, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).
Here’s some of the items you can buy…
Hunger Games auction items
Check out the full catalogue of items and find out more details here.