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Women don’t like films

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SerendipityFelix Thu 12-Oct-17 13:09:21

According to The Range, apparently angry

There wasn’t even a separate ‘For Her’ section.

Some of my favourite films are in there. I must be a man.

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 12-Oct-17 13:23:27

It is truly absurd to think that taste in films is dictated by sex. They don't categorise DVDs by sex on their website, I wonder why they thought this was a good idea in store!

They have a twitter/facebook presence so maybe you could tweet/post it there and see what their response is?

DJBaggySmalls Thu 12-Oct-17 13:39:37

Oh ffs. I'm going to buy a fake beard as we all seem to be living in Life of Brian.

deydododatdodontdeydo Thu 12-Oct-17 13:42:12

Oh ffs. I'm going to buy a fake beard as we all seem to be living in Life of Brian.

Think Life of Brian is a man's film, and you have no business having seen it!

DJBaggySmalls Thu 12-Oct-17 13:52:32

Who said that?

BlackPepperCrab Thu 12-Oct-17 14:15:56

The whole “for him” or “for her” lists of movies/TV shows/books/etc are ridiculous! Didn’t know my sex predisposes me to liking certain genres!

lunamoth581 Thu 12-Oct-17 14:35:38

You know what bugs me about stuff like this? It's how thoughtless and automatic it is. By that I mean, some employee or manager or whoever's idea this was probably just thought "Hey, let's put a bunch of action-y or whatever movies together and label them 'Films for Him!' It'll highlight these movies so they sell faster!" And it probably didn't even occur to them that, hey, that's really sexist! We should at least have an equally stereotypical "Films for Her" section so we don't leave women out! Or maybe just label all these movies "Action Movies" or "Really Fun Movies" or whatever, because whether you're a man or a woman has nothing to do with the kind of films you enjoy!

In the grand scheme of things, how dvds are sorted is not that important; but I think what I'm trying to say is that these kind of little things illustrates the underlying sexism.

(Hi everyone, been lurking for awhile. This seems to be one of the few lasting bastions of good sense on the internet)

PricklyBall Thu 12-Oct-17 14:52:02

DS has renamed the TV channel "Movies for Men" as "Movies for Mummies", given that it has loads of tenth rate 70s and 80s disaster movies (of the made-for-tv/straight to video variety) which I have a not-so-secret passion for. There is just something so comforting after a day at work to settle down to watch a sea of lava engulf the Whitehouse/ big freeze hit downtown Houston/ yet another cruise liner sink after meeting a particularly sharp penguin beak at an inopportune moment. I rather like crappy war movies too, because as a "woman of a certain age" they remind me of my childhood (not the actual second world war, I'm not quite that old, more Sunday afternoons as a kid watching them on one of the three TV channels we had on our black and white telly).

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Thu 12-Oct-17 19:20:53

How pathetic

Dh has just told me that he is going to watch Love actually every week til Christmas...its his favourite film hmm

I much prefer an action movie...or a bunch of people beimg slaughtered in a deserted mansion

usernameavailable Thu 12-Oct-17 19:40:07

Would love to see 'films for her'
My Dp loves a 'chick flick' when we moved in together he brought - 27 dresses, maid in manhattan, love actually and so on. He has never seen 'the god father'
Me, on the other hand had never seen hardly any of them, but know
trainspotting word for word!
If only I had known this is what defines you as a man or a woman before, i could have got him to carry our babies for 9 months! Damn missed a trick there!

badbadhusky Thu 12-Oct-17 20:07:02

I came into this thread to earnestly harrumph about the unappealing torrent of sausage fest trash which Hollywood cranks out, but the opening post took things in a different direction. I draw the line at musicals and really gory horror films, but I'll watch all sorts. And I love nothing better than a decent action movie (think: Aliens), thoughtful war film or some cracking sci-fi. <checks knickers> Nope, still female.

badbadhusky Thu 12-Oct-17 20:08:03

I'm also doing my bit to break down sex stereotypes - my 9 year old son loves a good romcom. grin

TheQueenOfDuisburg Thu 12-Oct-17 20:14:17

I have all those films too, i dont think that i am a manhmm

Agree about the channel Movies for Men, some great films on there and i did comment to DH when it came out that it was a bit off naming it that. I have never watched a romcom or chickflick (as they call them) in my life, i love scifi, horror, action, postapocolyptic, etc.

MsAmerica Thu 12-Oct-17 20:50:42

It's true that men/women tend to gravitate to different films, but I don't think it's helpful to segregate the films themselves.

deydododatdodontdeydo Thu 12-Oct-17 21:02:25

Who said that?

Sorry, DJ, maybe I should have eyerolled.

SerendipityFelix Thu 12-Oct-17 21:02:31

It's true that men/women tend to gravitate to different films

Is it?

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Thu 12-Oct-17 21:03:33

msamerica

Dh and I gravitate to different films

But not in the way The range say

OuchBollocks Thu 12-Oct-17 21:06:35

I wanted to watch Black Hawk Down.

DH said "you don't like that sort of film." I have no fucking clue why he thought that .

It was an excellent film.

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 12-Oct-17 21:22:49

The BFI have some statistic about cinema audiences by age, gender, social class and so on. It is apparent that more men go to the cinema to watch action/sci-fi than women, whereas women watch a broader range of films.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/downloads/bfi-statistical-yearbook-audiences-2015-2016-08-25.pdf

AssassinatedBeauty Thu 12-Oct-17 21:23:27

But that of course doesn't make those films "for men".

PuppyMonkey Thu 12-Oct-17 21:28:26

Is that the Tasmanian Devil on the top shelf? grin

Lol at buying DVDs anyway wink

badbadhusky Thu 12-Oct-17 21:32:27

Hurrah! My film tastes are in a younger age bracket than my chronological age. grin

badbadhusky Thu 12-Oct-17 21:34:36

Just spotted Paper Towns in OP's pic. It's on Netflix at the mo & its good. I wouldn't have pagged it as a bloke film though.

DJBaggySmalls Thu 12-Oct-17 23:35:48

deydododatdodontdeydo I was misquoting Life of Brian grin

SylviaPoe Thu 12-Oct-17 23:40:50

Paper Towns and the Maze Runner are both aimed at teenage girls.

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