Women We Love: Harley Quinn
With Birds of Prey about to hit the big screen, it’s time to get up to speed with all things Harley Quinn.
Who is Harley Quinn?
Harley Quinn – also known as Dr Harleen Frances Quinzel – is one of the most interesting women in the DC Comics universe.
Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley Quinn first appeared in a Batman storyline in 1992.
Harley was working as an intern psychologist at the asylum where The Joker was a patient, and the two characters are often associated.
Another close connection of Harley is Poison Ivy – in recent comics, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are in a relationship.
Generally depicted as a bit of an anti-hero, Harley is a total force of nature.
Harley is hugely popular, and is now seen as DC Comics’ most prominent and profitable female character, with only Batman and Superman outranking her in sales.
Birds of Prey
Margot Robbie brought Harley Quinn to the big screen in Suicide Squad (2016). Thankfully, we get to see a lot more of Harley (and Margot) in Birds of Prey – now on general release in cinemas. There’s also plans for a sequel to Suicide Squad that will be released in 2021.
The soundtrack to Birds of Prey is all women, all awesome.
1) Doja Cat – Boss Bitch
2) WHIPPED CREAM (feat. Baby Goth) – So Thick
3) Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – Diamonds
4) Saweetie & GALXARA – Sway With Me
5) Charlotte Lawrence – Joke’s On You
6) Maisie Peters – Smile
7) CYN – Lonely Gun
8) Halsey – Experiment On Me
9) Jucee Froot – Danger
10) K.Flay – Bad Memory
11) Sofi Tukker – Feeling Good
12) Lauren Jauregui – Invisible Chains
13) Jurnee Smollett-Bell – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
14) Summer Walker – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
15) ADONA – Hit Me With Your Best Shot