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WorkingBling Sat 11-Jul-15 21:56:05

I am watching Falling Skies. A few strong women blah blah. But... All the characters are wearing practical, hard wearing and mixed clothes. But oddly, the women's ALL include low cut tank tops?! Wtf?!

soapboxqueen Sat 11-Jul-15 22:38:22

I'm always amused when there is a story line or scene where the characters are hiding out or on the run.

There's no real sanitation. No showers. Having to scavenge for food and water.

The men are dirty and sweaty. Maybe a bit of stubble showing or even a small beard.

Yet the women still manage to have their pits shaved, only sexy looking sweat if at all and full on hair do (even when it's trying to look minimal you know it's a full on salon hair do).

Those survival kits must come with epilators and hair dryers.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sun 12-Jul-15 10:25:42

Walking Dead, I'm lookin' at you.

Nolim Sun 12-Jul-15 10:57:02

In falling skies not only the women have nicevhair, the men have haircuts and shaves. Looks like weavers or popes should be the norm.

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sun 12-Jul-15 12:58:07


iklboo Sun 12-Jul-15 13:01:52

Character called Pope. Not that the blokes should walk round looking like the boss of The Vatican grin

Nolim Sun 12-Jul-15 13:17:43

Yes i meant the guy called pope

YonicScrewdriver Sun 12-Jul-15 14:00:53

A pope hat would cover up a bad hair day.

iklboo Sun 12-Jul-15 14:09:11

True. But the frock coat thing might slow you down when running from zombie nuns.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 13-Jul-15 10:10:06

Never mind the hair, what about the lipstick and eyeliner? After three years on a desert island you'd think the supply of cosmetics would be running a bit low.

LurcioAgain Mon 13-Jul-15 13:43:26

Annie, I think there must be some sort of survivalist website covertly run by the unholy love child of Bear Grylls and the editorial board of Cosmopolitan with advice on how to make charcoal so you can make your own eyeliner, and which berries can be used as blusher/eyeliner.

RolyPolierThanThou Mon 13-Jul-15 13:50:48

It's the hairless armpits and the plucked eyebrows, even if it's a woman surviving an apocalypse, been in a coma, lives in a shack away from civilisation or been imprisoned for a decade. She doesn't even have a mirror, yet her brows are beautifully shaped to the current fashion.

BreakingDad77 Tue 14-Jul-15 14:58:30

In fallingskies s4 the guys were talking about looking forward to a shower in the hospital yet somehow all the women have stayed fairly immaculate, no bad roots, makeup, no arm hair etc. They must be hawling a stash of gas cartridges for straighteners.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Thu 16-Jul-15 00:11:59

I like the 'ugly' women who take off their glasses and do their hair and amazingly are fantastic.

MollyAir Thu 16-Jul-15 00:44:49

I think it's exemplary that these women get their priorities right in a post-apocalyptic world, and keep up their grooming standards. I daresay they spend hours tracking down Boots counters for their make-up supplies.

Anniegetyourgun Thu 16-Jul-15 13:46:27

Yes, that's true, what is the point of the human race surviving if civilised standards go all to pot, eh?

Kiwiinkits Tue 04-Aug-15 02:03:15

TV's "reality" women are a lot worse than the fantasy ones, tbh. On MTV just now there was an ad for a show called "WAGs", on which one woman said (direct quote), "there's three classes of women: wives, girlfriends and hoes. I aspire to being a wife! I'm working on it!" (Ambitious, much?)

This shit is all over TV, for our girls to lap up. Alongside Disney tween drama, the Kardashians and a constant onslaught of online porn it's a miracle if a girl comes out the other side tbh.

DadWasHere Tue 04-Aug-15 04:49:48

I am watching Falling Skies. A few strong women blah blah

For your sci-fi end of the world jollies 'The 100' should be better. Women are more integral and present in the series and less cliché than in Falling Skies. The first 4-5 episodes are a real chore to watch though, very cheesy formula stuff, but it picks up and keeps going up (at least in the first season, have not watched further yet).

Hazchem Tue 04-Aug-15 06:32:20

I haven't seen Falling Skies but enjoyed The 100 in a young adults future distopia way

Lightbulbon Wed 05-Aug-15 11:37:31

I think this is why I don't watch much tv anymore.

I can't help but see things like this everywhere and it makes me angry so I think about that rather than the programme, iykwim?

We have Netflix atm and there's almost nothing on it that passes the Beschdel test or is at least not hopelessly misogynistic.

I've been watching call the midwife (never seen before) and I just feel like they are making much more out of the male characters than they would of female ones in an equivalent male focused show.

DadWasHere Wed 05-Aug-15 12:39:20

Google 'The 100' + Beschdel =

alexpolistigers Wed 05-Aug-15 17:50:35

I wonder if this is the case in the films and TV programmes made outside of the anglophone industry. In French cinema, or Italian series, and so on.

The women on screen in Greece always look perfectly groomed, no matter what the circumstance. Even the "Ugly Maria" programme featured a stunningly beautiful woman with perfect make-up. Wearing glasses was apparently supposed to make her ugly. Such nonsense.

I sometimes wonder if I am the only woman with armpit hair ever to have appeared on Greek television! And you couldn't see it in my case, because I was wearing a dancing costume.

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