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Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 05/15/2013

‘SUPERWOMAN’: ‘Cancer Vixen’ author praises Angelina Jolie’s ‘fearlessness’ in double mastectomy decision

WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE made public her preventative double mastectomy this week, it was only natural to listen to Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s thoughts on the matter.

Marchetto is a breast-cancer survivor who turned her experience into the excellent 2006 memoir of a graphic novel, “Cancer Vixen: A True Story.”


Should Jolie play the title character? (MARISA ACOCELLA MARCHETTO / Pantheon - . )
“She’s a superwoman and more sexy already, if that’s even possible ...,” the New Yorker and Glamour cartoonist told The Post, in response to “My Medical Choice,” Jolie’s powerful op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times.

“It’s that fearlessness that makes her attractive,” Marchetto said of the Oscar-winning actress, global humanitarian and beauty icon. “She’s the most awesome woman in the world and just got even more awesome, in my book.”

(You can read the entire piece, by The Post’s Emily Wax and Lena H. Sun, by clicking HERE.)

Another Oscar-winning actress whose name may become linked to breast cancer — at least narratively — is Cate Blanchett.

In March, it was reported that Blanchett — who has starred opposite Jolie’s fiance, Brad Pitt, in “Babel” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” — will be an executive producer on a screen version of Marchetto’s “Cancer Vixen.”

Deadline Hollywood reported that Blanchett will also star in the HBO Films adaptation of the graphic novel.

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