If you’ve ever watched any movie or television show, you’ve been shown a certain stereotype about how women supposedly behave in the real world. While the portrayal of women in film and TV is progressively getting better with more interesting roles and stronger characters, Hollywood is still a long way from depicting what real women are like in the real world. In fact, a producer in Hollywood runs a Twitter account with which he shares the very predictable descriptions of female characters when they are introduced in the film.
Not only is Hollywood unable to represent women in all their glory, but it also tends to rely on the same tried and true characteristics. In some cases, it may come to wardrobe choices made over and over again. In other cases, it’s about the irrationally beautiful women who are cast in every role. Remember when Marisa Tomei played the undesirable stripped in The Wrestler? Yeah, okay. Maybe, they should have actually cast someone who isn’t stunning if they wanted us to believe that no one wanted to see her strip. While those are two more superficial issues, Hollywood also has difficulty properly depicting how a woman acts during certain milestones in her life, like pregnancy and marriage.
Unfortunately, since Hollywood is an industry that is still primarily run by men, women end up being reduced to these stereotypes time and time again. While this isn’t an issue with the same gravity as healthcare or our economy, it’s important to point out the lies that Hollywood repeats time and time again about women because, newsflash: some of us are really just are at the wedding for the open bar, not to catch the bouquet.
Here's a list of times when a woman doesn't generally look her best: at the beach, at the gym, waking up, or when the world is ending. I remember watching Transformers with my boyfriend at the time, turning to him and saying, “Megan Fox’s eyelashes would not still look like that.” Honestly, if she’s running around from crazy robots, who are wreaking havoc on the world, her mascara is going to smear. And if not, where can I get some?
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5 We Can’t Be Friends With A Guy Without Falling In Love
4 We Don’t Have Any Nightly Routines
3 Female Bosses Are Cold Bitches
Why are all high-powered women in film cold as ice? Sure, I loved Meryl Steep as Miranda Priestly as much as the next person, but the onslaught of bitchy female bosses is overkill. We can even go as far back as Working Girl where Sigourney Weaver was the bitchy boss. Every high-powered woman seems to be a bitter, man-eating workaholic who will crush anyone in their path.
Should all women blame Elaine Robinson for this one? You know Elaine Robinson, the girl in The Graduate who ends up with Dustin Hoffman's character, even after she finds out he had sex with her mother. Sure, he didn’t really cheat on Elaine with Mrs. Robinson but he was banging her mom nonetheless and Elaine shrugs, calls off her wedding and runs away with Ben. WTF?
2 We Always Get Our Way With Our Breasts
1 Stop, Drop and Roll: It’s A Wedding!
According to films, weddings are the most important event in a woman’s life. Whether it’s your wedding, your best friend’s wedding, your neighbor’s cousin’s wedding, it is a freaking wedding and, as a woman, you will go bananas over it. Planning becomes a take-no-prisoners bloodsport. If someone cannot attend the moment when you try on the dress, you’ll simply have to exile them from your life forever. Basically, every detail of this day is the most significant detail, like, ever.
On top of that, it seems that weddings are the endgame for most women. According to Hollywood, a promotion, owning a beautiful townhouse or even purchasing a new Chanel bag would be cool, but a wedding is the only thing a woman could truly want. I gotta tell ya, some real-life women would even choose the Chanel bag over the wedding. Some women don’t dream about being a bride. Some women don’t give a shit about their neighbor’s cousin’s wedding or any weddings in general. Some women really are just there for the open bar. Sorry, Hollywood.
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