Welcome to another Damsel in Distress website. This site is dedicated to the long tradition in mass media, the damsel in distress. A staple of melodrama from the beginning of film, many people have found the rescue of a woman to be a strong fantasy. The imagery lives from the early serials of the Perils of Pauline, through the cliffhangers of the 40’s and 50’s, through the euro-horror films of the 60’s and 70’s, and on into the modern era of action films.
This website does not endorse violence or abuse, it is merely a look at the history of film’s enduring love with the Damsel in Distress.