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6 Obnoxious assumptions Hollywood makes about women.

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GothAnneGeddes Fri 23-Sep-11 03:28:57

From this very good article here: www.cracked.com/blog/6-obnoxious-assumptions-hollywood-makes-about-women/

Linked in the article was this brilliant montage of women falling over in romcoms: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH2Bpl42WXo

nooka Fri 23-Sep-11 06:24:34

Thanks GothAnne, that's an excellent blog and very funny. I hate rom-coms/chick flits anyway, but those were very astute observations. I also read Why Hollywood Hates Women and Hollywood's 5 Saddest Attempts at Feminism. Great stuff grin

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 23-Sep-11 08:09:30

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SybilBeddows Fri 23-Sep-11 09:13:25

That is a seriously good blog, thanks for sharing smile

mumwithdice Fri 23-Sep-11 09:31:32

Thanks for that!

TrillianAstra Fri 23-Sep-11 09:39:59

Oh I like a bit of Cracked, thanks.

Lessthanaballpark Fri 23-Sep-11 11:23:30

Thanks for that Goth - was spot on. In my perusing I found this cracked article too which explained to me why I hate "how to lose a guy in 10 days" so much...

chickflicks

TheCrackFox Fri 23-Sep-11 11:39:41

Brilliant!

slhilly Fri 23-Sep-11 14:56:33

I must say, I wasn't that convinced...for example, reason #4 was about the female characters having dream jobs. That's problematic because the male characters are also stupidly rich, ie it's a generic hollywood issue not gender-specific. as for the montage...slapstick humour has always involved falls and I'm pretty sure you could draw up a similar montage for male leads

There are many reasons I dont like romcoms (validation only comes via love being the main one) but they are different from then ones listed in the blog, mostly

TrillianAstra Fri 23-Sep-11 15:06:17

You might like Tv Tropes slhilly. Married to the job might be a nearly-relevant one.

NoMoreWasabi Fri 23-Sep-11 15:19:35

Love it!

slhilly Fri 23-Sep-11 16:40:15

That is fab, trillian!

TrillianAstra Fri 23-Sep-11 21:56:50

Glad you like it. I love tvtropes. It wastes time nearly as well as MN.

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