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Old 03-10-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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Gloria Steinem, of all people, on movies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/o...-men.html?_r=0
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:33 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Hilarious! And she makes some good points. Some guy on a plane actually shouted out that he doesn't want a "chick flick"? When did flicks become gendered, anyway? In the old days, there were many films that had universal appeal. Was Dr. Zhivago a chick flick, or great literature? Was Pretty Woman a chick flick, or a guy's fantasy flick? Are going to have to search out gender-neutral films for the airlines, now?

I agree: Hidden Figures and Lion were good films. Oh, and let's not forget: Sully.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Personally, I've always enjoyed "chick flicks". The stories are usually more interesting. And no, you may NOT have my man card.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I hate chick flick romcoms - I'm female. But chick flick suspense or thrillers are fine by me.
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That's something that always has kind of ground my gears--the idea that stories by and about men are supposed to be universal, but culture by and about and for women is some kind of inferior niche for a minority of the population that's actually not a minority of the population.

Most women have been around a guy who's made a big deal of a "chick flick" like the guy on the plane in Gloria's essay. When it's his turn to pick the movie she goes along with it, but he has to huff and puff rather than just shut up and watch that he might actually enjoy if he gave it a chance.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:13 AM
 
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Hollywood movies can't compete with Korean movies when it comes to chick flicks. Not even close. Thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime, I was introduce to some very good Korean movies.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:36 AM
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Female here who hates most chick flicks. There may be a one or two tha I can watch, but I hate chick flicks and rom-coms.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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guy flicks are worse. I'm a guy, but I have this thing....I look at the cover/poster for the movie...If there is a gun on it, I skip that movie.........
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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I too think that it's pretty pathetic that bull**** action and superhero films with nothing but cardboard, one-dimensional characters and dumb, ever-predictable storylines keep getting remakes and annoying sequels, and I 200% agree with her on all those seemingly "human" and "profound" glorifying war movies. If they want to make war movies, make them about women too, like A Very Long Engagement, now that's a war movie I'd be on board with.

Textbook patriarchy at work.
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:53 PM
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guy flicks are worse. I'm a guy, but I have this thing....I look at the cover/poster for the movie...If there is a gun on it, I skip that movie.........
The problem (at least for me) with chick flicks, is that I don't relate to them. I am not that starry eyed dreamer who fantasizes about prince charming and meeting some guy that changes my life. I don't relate to movies about girls and their gal pals who go on roadtrips and get drunk at bars and go home with random men. 50 shades of grey? No thanks. Not interested.

There is definitely that group of women who love those movies and more power to them.

I love action movies, horror movies and thrillers. Always have. I like movies about badass girls who take on the world and can take care of themselves. I like movies about badass guys too.
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