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CFBF Women in Movies Humor

The whole reason this campaign got started is because women in movies in general are so awful and boring. There are three problems that contribute to their awfulness:

The Problem with Women in Movie Trailers

In trailers for any movie other than a chick flick, the female characters inevitably get to say things like:
What is it?
What do they want?
Why are you doing this to me?
The occasional film bereft of women will assign the question-asking to a male character.

The Problem with Women in Movie Posters

For one reason or another, adult men in movie posters get to look straight at the camera, aggressive and arresting, while adult women get to look off into space, or at their love interests, or at their cleavage. Some of the best examples follow:
A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Episode 1
The Net
The Net
A New Hope
A New Hope
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions

The Problem with Women in Movie Romances

A starlet can't make it big in Hollywood without proving she can pretend to be interested in an unpleasantly older man. What follows is a list of the most difficult-to-watch May-December movie romances, with each name followed by age at the time the movie was released. The issue of attractive women getting paired with unattractive men (Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts & Richard Gere) is interesting, but not addressed here.

-Sean Connery (69) & Catherine Zeta Jones (30) Entrapment, 1999
-Harrison Ford (56) & Anne Heche (29) Six Days, Seven Nights, 1998
-Harrison Ford (53) & Julia Ormond (30) Sabrina, 1995
-Robert Redford (61) & Kristin Scott Thomas (38) The Horse Whisperer, 1998
(Made all the worse by the fact that Redford's face now looks like a pitted prune. He should have borrowed Paul Newman's sunblock.)
-Warren Beatty (61) & Halle Berry (30) Bulworth, 1998
(At least they're close alphabetically.)


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