There are strong heroines in comics, games, and movies - although their validity for female rolemodels is often debatable - always thoroughly sexualized because the teenage boy is the main targeting audience, the consumer, and in this group especially the credo of 'sex sells' rings true. But even though things such as this (would it be overanalyzation to say that Blade and Dracula seemed entirely post-coital after their battle?) and this are eyecandy also for girls, there is an undeniable homoerotic vibe in the fact that it is mostly boys who do find these characters... attractive. Whether or not they're ever wiser to how it is, in fact, erotic attraction and not merely projection of self.
I'm just going to sit in the corner and fangirl the hotness of PoP's armour.