your favorite american films of the past 50 years with female protagonists

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Nobody's mentioned "3 Women"

I mentioned it yesterday morning

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

disagree w/r/t hollywood -- hollywood's sexism is evidenced by gender disparity in high-power/high-pay jobs. the actual product is pretty much audience-driven.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for making me Google the "Bechdel test"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

disagree w/r/t hollywood -- hollywood's sexism is evidenced by gender disparity in high-power/high-pay jobs. the actual product is pretty much audience-driven.

― Philip Nunez, Friday, May 4, 2012 3:09 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

which doesn't mean it's immune from dysfunctional attitudes on gender!

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nobody's mentioned "3 Women"

I mentioned it yesterday morning

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

And morbs mentioned that you mentioned it last night!

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna mention it again just in case: 3 women.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"which doesn't mean it's immune from dysfunctional attitudes on gender!"
it ... sort of is! having no principles w/r/t making money means that the only barrier is the audience's willingness to pay for it.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean, mel gibson got his foreign-language torture movies made because enough people wanted to see it, jesus!

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

"which doesn't mean it's immune from dysfunctional attitudes on gender!"
it ... sort of is! having no principles w/r/t making money means that the only barrier is the audience's willingness to pay for it.

― Philip Nunez, Friday, May 4, 2012 3:26 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but... i don't follow.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

What, is this a poll or a listing?

1. Aliens
2. Alien
3. Heathers

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Friday, 4 May 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"but... i don't follow."
what i mean is that the sexism in hollywood that puts a glass ceiling on, say, a woman wanting to become a director or producer wouldn't stop a movie with two or more female characters talking about stuff getting made, provided it could make a lot of money.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're assuming that hollywood has a crystal ball that shows it what people want - the evidence here is shaky to say the least.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 4 May 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not so much a crystal ball as simply thinking "people like Julia Roberts/Cameron Diaz/Kate Hudson/Anne Hathaway etc., so let's develop stuff for them."

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the fact that hollywood doesn't have a crystal ball makes them that much more likely to embrace a non-sexist formula movie if one were shown to be highly profitable. like if elfquest starring naomi klein as capt. nologo made $200million, there'd be nothing but non-sexist, socially progressive elf movies forever.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

dare to dream

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

so where are all the Bridesmaids knockoffs btw

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

aren't there like 2 or 3 already in the pipeline?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

panic room

omar little, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

is carnival of souls too old to make the cutoff?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

no ones mentioned the travelling pants movies fyi

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

havent seen them but the protagonists are female pants i hear

johnny crunch, Friday, 4 May 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

so where are all the Bridesmaids knockoffs btw

Bridesmaids was retrograde and shallow too so no worries

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

But it had an Irish leading male!

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not so much a crystal ball as simply thinking "people like Julia Roberts/Cameron Diaz/Kate Hudson/Anne Hathaway etc., so let's develop stuff for them."

Not so much, seemingly: http://jezebel.com/5907744/the-truth-about-women-and-hollywood-these-actresses-theyre-fucked-good-luck-to-kate-and-reese

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink


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