I’m idly curious as to whether or not there’s a more offensive show on television than Two and a Half Men. (At least on free-too-air Australian TV – but then, we have plenty of our own crap.) It offends many groups – men, women, ex-wives, their new husbands, fathers, mothers, their offspring, oh, and alcoholics.
I’m going to encourage you all to break the first rule of Jane Austen’s Fight Club, and talk about the “trailer” for Jane Austen’s Fight Club. If you haven’t seen this YouTube meme yet, here it is, with transcription: The vid opens on an idyllic mountain scene, which shifts to a field of flowers. Soft
Maria recently linked to an excellent negative review of Sex and the City 2 which thoroughly takes apart the movie’s offensively ignorant spin on Muslim culture and accurately refers to the four stars as “mock feminists.” But as Melissa Silverstein points out, many reviews of SATC2 have engaged in misogyny to make the same (or
Despite all the good parts, there was something else I noticed about this film. It’s all about romances, yet every one of the females (at least, in a romantic role) was almost stunningly attractive, with the possible exception of Emma Thompson (I think she’s good looking, but they intentionally made her look “dowdier” than she
David and Natalie: Nice Guy Finishes First Besides the fact that Hugh Grant is hilarious, can we count all the good points about this romance? Handsome, powerful man falls in love with…slightly chubby but very pretty ordinary girl? Hooray! He even says that he doesn’t think she’s chubby (which she’s not…she’s hot). Handsome, powerful man
Sarah and Karl: Doomed From the Start This is probably one of the saddest storylines in the movie. It’s interesting the way it plays out, because the focus is on Sarah, and her problematic crush on Karl. Karl hardly says anything, and is mainly there to be hot manly eye-candy…and oddly enough, he never makes
Jamie and Aurelia: Love At First Sight? This one twangs my heartstrings…I love a good old fashioned romance. But let’s examine this a minute…these two meet and “fall in love” while never being able to understand a word the other is saying. Is this realistic? While I admit, she could probably get a good feel