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I need feminist soothing and back stroking please...

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AnnieLobeseder Sun 21-Aug-11 21:42:55

... Just watched the first 10 mins of the Sex and the City movie, having never seen any part of the franchise before. It was worse than I could have imagined and I wish I could scrub my brain clean.


Turn it off. Now. Or better yet, kill your television. It is now contaminated.

AuntieMonica Sun 21-Aug-11 21:45:24

I've just hidden a fb friend for posting a status about this film.

Chickens is right. and bleach your eyes

AnnieLobeseder Sun 21-Aug-11 21:45:50

I'm at my parent's house and it was their choice of viewing for the evening. DH had the good sense to come upstairs before it started.

But why why why was it such a cult hit? Do women really have so little self-respect?

thenightsky Sun 21-Aug-11 21:46:18

me too... only managed first 10 mins too.

AuntieMonica Sun 21-Aug-11 21:46:47

some women really do, it's a bloody shame.

I have never understood SATC. I watched fifteen minutes of one episode. They all seemed shallow, whiney women obsessed with men. And shoes. Boring bastards the lot of them.

reelingintheyears Sun 21-Aug-11 21:47:16

Never seen it and from what i've heard i never want to.

You have my sympathies.

breaktime73 Sun 21-Aug-11 21:50:17

why why why did you expose yourself to it?!!!!

you knew, you knew...

Mamma Mia was the only thing I ever sat through...I was told by a feminist lesbian who really should have known better, that it was a great feelgood film. A colleague also forced to experience the full horror described it as 'like being suffocated by a giant marshmallow'

I only have to hear Carrie Whatserface's hideous voiceover and I come over all fundamentalist anti-capitalist- THERE ARE PEOPLE FUCKING STARVING AND GIRLS BEING REFUSED BASIC RIGHTS IN YOUR FUCKING COUNTRY AND YOU ARE CHATTERING ON ABOUT SHOES YOU FUCKING IDIOT

<mops brow> and that was only the thought of it that did that to me.

AuntieMonica Sun 21-Aug-11 21:52:56

see, i like shoes, i like men, i like cities, have even had sex with a man, in a city after buying some shoes, but to make a fucking film about it?

MrsPollifaxInnocentTourist Sun 21-Aug-11 22:01:31

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The thing that really got on my tits, was that these women all have decent careers, right? But they were still unfulfilled because they were single. Which is clearly toss.

TrillianAstra Sun 21-Aug-11 22:12:52

You need back stroking after having seen a film that you don't like? And it's not horror or porn or a war documentary but just a crappy "chick-flick"?

I declare you a drama queen.

Portofino Sun 21-Aug-11 22:14:44

I'm with Trillian. Now SATC 2........

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 22:15:10

It's because sistahs are doin' it for themselves.
In Bond film, it's clear who are the baddies exploiting women as sex objects.
SITC, is that what third wave looks like in practice?

Cleverything Sun 21-Aug-11 22:20:10

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BibiBlocksberg Sun 21-Aug-11 22:25:21

smile Glad I'm not alone here - also got 10 mins in and thought 'what a load of vaccous (sp) crap.

Ended up engrossed in BBC thing about swedish crime novels.

Wondered if I'd turned 'intellctual' in my old age but it's just the common sense influence of this MN section wink

AnnieLobeseder Sun 21-Aug-11 23:43:17

<sticks tongue out at Trillian in most drama-queen-like way>

If you can't say anything nice...

It was the shock of how completely vacuous they were, and how millions of women look up to them as role models. (shudders)

StayFrosty Sun 21-Aug-11 23:54:22

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StayFrosty Mon 22-Aug-11 00:00:01

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VictorGollancz Mon 22-Aug-11 07:51:44

I don't think it's so very depressing that millions of women have been to see the films - because the TV series were really quite good, even from a feminist angle. The TV programmes start off very strong and slide towards the mainstream as they move on, somehow morphing into the horror that is the films.

The films do depress me because they shit all over one of the few shoes in which women's conversations took precedence. But their roots are in a good place. I don't know if that is any sort of back stroke whatsoever!

VictorGollancz Mon 22-Aug-11 07:52:32

'The few shoes'?!?! What an amazing Freudian slip. I meant 'shows', obviously.

ThePosieParker Mon 22-Aug-11 19:23:36

Vacuous shite that has never interested me.....never.

AnnieLobeseder Mon 22-Aug-11 20:22:10

Victor - don't you think it's even more depressing if it started off as being about real women and real women's issues, and then descended into vacuous must-have-shoes-and-be-married-to-be-fulfilled-as-a-women shite? Did the viewers want it to be more vacuous? Were they not getting the viewing numbers unless they dumbed it down? Horrific to contemplate.

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