A group of bank robbing women like in the 2004 Taxi movie.
My post will be very reasonable and full of seriously good points, even if it doesn't seem like it all the time, it covers pretty much all the bases and is a bit more intelligent than the stereotypical responses or binary yes-or-no - this is a "it can work great, OR fail miserably" post:
This image of those women, to me, that you posted, is exactly what most people would hate and would not fit GTA. It's gotta be a lot more authentic than these hollywood things - yes, GTA is hollywood like in the male way, but even hollywood itself is a joke when it comes to portrayal of women. It just is a completely different philosophy than GTA and rockstar put, they hate that fake way hollywood lies to women and gets them hurt in real life.
If we have a girl, she needs to be alongside a male (bonnie and clyde) or males (like the random encounter where the girl plays her role - manipulate you to help her, while her two boys wait and do the dirty work when you follow her).
It can't be this charlies angels, feminist agenda crap - it would be like kill bill, which would basically be saints row, it's horrible. Let her be a real criminal girl like Liz on GTA IV. But remember - Liz sends Niko, Packie, and even Playboy to go do GTA things, she does not do GTA things herself... just like real life... You don't see this stuff in real life, so in a game which CANNOT take the liberties a movie can and already is inherently unauthentic (eat hot dogs to heal, sleep it off, carry 30 different guns the size of bazooka in pockets), they NEED everything lore wise to feel authentic, or else it becomes saints row crap.
GTA is nothing without the authenticity feeling - the believability of the lore, fighting against the fakeness of the "video game world" it takes place in.
Set it off girls might be better:
But that seems too fake, too.
You could only even really believe Latifa was real in that, and even her, even in her rap career, you could tell she was just the female ice cube (and ice t, after they both got rich) and was just an actor playing a musician at that point, like 2Pac or something. That;s why 2pac wasn't used to base Carl Johnson on, and he was OG Loc instead. That's why will smith was fed to the fishes, and carl was realistic though, even with all the video gamey fake things that happened (break into area 51, steal harrier from carrier ship, etc)
It has to be realistic, and hollywood is not a good place to find realistic.
Snoop from the wire is a real one, in and out of movies, she was a true thug. And a psychotic individual who battled and conquered many demons in her life. But she is brought up often enough and exclusively enough that it shows you just how fake it would feel in a game based on stereotypical statistics. She is a "One in a billion" woman, whereas Niko, Carl, Tommy, these guys are a dime a dozen, in a world of millions of dollars - it works because they are commonplace. This is why it's so hard to sell a woman.
BUT - let that woman be part of a crew of 3 (like the junkies near lester's house where the girl lures in a FEMALE role to the men who commit MALE ROLE acts once you follow her there) or more characters (think weapon wheel character switching instead of just the three), THEN it can work,
Not only could it work perfectly like that, but it would be revolutionary for the series. It would bring a new type of realistic, authentic gameplay.
Just as much as Trevor is the worst of the worst hillbilly meth head/dealer, just as Michael is a totally believable scumbag traitor "successfully retired" criminal, just as Frank and CJ are believable hood homies from each of their respective eras in LA timelime, a realistic woman AND "gta-worthy" protagonist would have to be a prostitute, a crack whore -
If you want a girl for GTA, she would need to be like Tonya or Liz, it can't be some Lara Croft, Cameron Diaz, it can't be this high-dollar dressing fake hollywood feminist sh*t, it just can't. It would undermine the series, and the majority of the fans.
It can't be that fake stuff, and it's the HD era, or rather "III-era characters = just movie characters to the new gen guys" said Houser - which is why it can't be Catalina style either, cause she was just a movie character to these realistic characters like Mike, Niko, Frank, and Trevor.
While the girls in my image are attractive they were also very skilled and charismatic characters that I think very much could work for Grand Theft Auto. However I agree with the Set it off type as well. Which is pretty much what Elizabetha Torres and Catalina was sort of like. Kendll Johnson too sort of without the gun fighting parts.