That is a weird pose in panel four. I like it, but it’s weird nonetheless.
I’m not sure if Susan would like the actual Shanghai Noon as much. I still need to watch it again. There’s at least one female character she’d think is cool, but I don’t remember that character saying much, either. It’s possible there are things she’d take issue with.
BLARGH! I need to watch Owen Wilson do cowboyish stuff again ASAP.
What gender Ellen identifies with is something people have wondered over the years, and they get to keep wondering, because it will be addressed in the story itself at some point. For social purposes, at least, Ellen appears to like being “one of the guys”.