sunoftheskye (sunoftheskye) wrote in ontd_political,
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Sexism in films - for and against (rated adult advisory!)


Quelle surprise, nerd gets hot gal: She's Out Of My League (Dreamworks SK)

There is so much for a woman to hate in the multiplexes (see The Bechdel Test). But don't say us ladies aren't complicated creatures as some of the things we hate are also some of the things we love...

Sexist things that annoy me:

1. The ubiquitous pole-dancing scene. Even Oscar-winning films have them these days! Just look at The Wrestler! Watch Date Night for a send-up of the scene.

As leading lady Tina Fey says: “I'm obsessed with portraying that trade (stripping) as being as grim as I think it is. I keep thinking: 'What are they doing for the other 22 hours?' That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better that that.”

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Tags: celebrities, feminism, sexism, women
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