If you ever needed to run from a Titanic-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, you probably wouldn’t do that in Louboutins. This part, we can all agree on.
But it seems like many Western film directors have a whole different view of what women should be like onscreen. Teens with clear skin? Check. Women always wanting a baby? Yep. Putting freakin’ lotion on before going to bed? Done. But life isn’t a 2-hour-long reverie in motion and things are very different here.
No wonder people are getting seriously fed up with how unrealistically, and often just plain wrong, many popular movies portray female characters. Let’s take a look at some of the worst faux pas against women in film and hope this will be a wake-up call to whoever believed this nonsense.
“The way women have to always dress feminine even in disaster situations! Like Jurassic World they have their main female character running away from DINOSAURS in high heels…freaking t-rexs and velociraptors and running through the jungle…but no lets make sure she stays in her skirt and heels (and her makeup will be messy but still pretty), so stupid.”
Wearing matching lingerie constantly.
“For the love of god, put in a teenager with acne or braces or something into a film set in a high school. Teenagers are always depicted with, clear skin and fully developed. NOBODY looked like that in high school!”
All women wanting babies, and those who say they don’t end up changing their minds and having them anyway
Any time that women vomit in movies, it’s an indication of pregnancy.
Women running at almost top speed in high heels while in the real world, I can barely walk in them after a couple hours.
“Im sure some women definitely do this, but going to sleep with their hair down and then waking up with it still in perfect condition and an amazing sheen. I have to sleep with my hair up to be comfortable and I still wake up looking like Edward Scissorhands.”
“Ive literally never seen a female character on their period/talk about their period…like, are they magical unicorns who never suffer the hell we have every month?”
“Every time they show a woman taking a shower by herself, she’s always caressing her hair/body in a way no normal human being would when simply taking a shower. Also, she’s usually clearly wearing eye liner and false lashes, at the very least…in the damn shower.”
“Biggest clich is that the vast majority of women sleep in their underwear and a tiny little top. Reality is we sleep in oversized T-shirts and that pair of leggings that have one too many rips/food stains on to wear in public.”
“When every single woman in a film puts on hand lotion right before bed. Does anyone actually do this?!”
“What REALLY pisses me off is women always having perfect makeup and hair in catastrophe movies. For example, in Bird Box, the world has ‘ended’ four years ago and Malorie still has perfect eyelash extensions. How???”
Sleep in luxurious eye masks and pajama sets
85 pound women in badass jobs like assassins or secret agents or super heroes. You need more muscle for these big fights you win.
“20-year-old actresses are cast as surgeons, astrophysicists, history professors, etc. Unless they were baby geniuses, there is no way someone that young would have risen so high in her profession (especially considering that, because of prejudice and discrimination, it often takes women longer to climb the ladder.)”
The number of misunderstandings.
If I get into an argument in real life, I explain down to the tiniest detail why I’m so pissed.
Also, why is everyone’s house so clean. Even movie moms – What is that? No stray Cheetos, random toys, grubby counters?
“Wearing bras, crop tops, camisoles, or other light upper-garments to bed. Or even more egregiously, during sex. And then pull the sheets right up to their bloody chin. Men like to sleep naked, women like to sleep naked, and odds are reasonably high that if you’ve just had any kind of sex, you probably won’t have had clothes on. I know it’s all to avoid higher ratings because for some reason female nipples are obscene, but really??!!”