I walked through the break room/dining area at work yesterday and noted a section of the paper had been left wide open, as if someone in the building had seen something of note and wanted others to see it too. I don’t think that was actually the case – it was the movie review section, of all things. I, however, did read something that caught my attention in a good way: A review for the movie Flicka.
I wasn’t lured by the movie in question or awed by the review itself , but some of the statements made within it really gave me a warm fuzzy. They’re recurring themes here, so it’s nice to see it said in a place not specifically designed with a feminist POV. From the review:
Back in the late ’80s, some evil statistician persuaded the powers of Hollywood that men in general and young boys in particular were the median audience for its movies; and that women — particularly teenage and younger girls — were a powerless demographic.
Ever since then, even though this false wisdom has been disproved time and again, virtually every movie seems to be aimed at the young male audience. And even those few films that do have young-girl protagonists seem to be half aimed at the boys.
Word, Mr. Arnold. Word. You may have just convinced me to see this movie on principle alone.