In an interview with Playstation 3 Magazine, Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya was asked to describe his favorite scene in the game. After a moment of demurring - claiming "all of them" - he settles on the pose battle between Bayonetta and a doppelganger named Joy. Good scene, guy. Fun, kind of hilarious, oops wait you're not done talking yet?
That was my way of expressing the feminine notion that, to one woman, all other women are enemies. Even women walking by each other will check out what the other is wearing, and might smoulder a bit with antagonism. Women are scary.Yeeeeesh. I'll be right back, I need to take my facepalm to the tailor and ask him to let it out of couple of inches. I'm not going to argue that otherwise the game was some progressive feminist tract, but you can hide a lot behind camp. I mean, when I got to that part, I assumed it was an allusion to drag queens vogue-ing or something, and not some weird message about how ladies all secretly hate each other. To be fair, we don't have the entire context here (CVG sort of just clipped this out of a larger interview), and we don't know if he was kidding or not; the "Women are scary" bit at the end makes me think this might be at least a little tongue in cheek. Maybe he meant this was just a specific trait of Bayonetta's, as she hasn't had too much luck with her female friends? Still, no matter how you play around with the language, it sounds pretty bad. He should have just given Bayonetta a penis, had him tuck it away, and pretty much all complaints would vanish.
To check out the scene in question, watch the video after the break.