Madam President, Queen of Snark (kellinator) wrote,
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Movie rant

(apologies to those of you who have heard me say this already)

You've Got Mail is the only movie I've seen in a theater that I've almost walked out of. My mom wanted to see it. Gaaawsh did it suck. And as if you needed another reason besides the insipid dialogue, holey plot, celebration of Internet infidelity, and so on...

In the movie we have two female characters. Parker Posey's character is successful and independent. She's also a mega-bitch who ends up alone and unhappy. On the other hand, Meg Ryan's character is cutesy and incompetent. Her idea of getting tough is dancing around throwing shadow punches -- while at work. Oooooh yeah, that screams "take me seriously." But it's okay that she's a twit, because at the end Tom Hanks -- the same guy who destroyed the business that was her passion -- sweeps in to take care of her, having abandoned the grownup woman for this irritating woman-child.

Makes me want to scream...

Can anyone name some more feminist movies? Especially ones that show you can be a happy feminist.
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  • (no subject)

    You know you're getting old when "too drunk to fuck" becomes "too drunk to floss."

  • Here's a longshot

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