Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Ugly Truth Is Misogynistic

Speaking of Patriarchy Approved films, Melissa Silverstein has the dirt on The Ugly (Misogynistic) Truth:

Heigl plays a type of woman we have been seeing a lot lately. The good at work but bad at life woman. She is the producer of a morning show who turns into a walking idiot when she allows Gerard Butler's Mike to school her in the ways of dating. He basically says no guy would want a woman with your personality so dump who you are and pretend to be someone else cause that's how you will get the guy. The film is riddled with cliches about competent women and how they are all control freaks, have cats, wear ponytails, wear comfortable clothes, don't masturbate etc. Basically the film's premise tells women to throw out 40 years of women's progress cause it's such a turn off. BTW the film also sells out and demeans men.

And if all that isn't bad enough, the film was written by women.