Cognitive Dissonance

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I think it depends on the movie. I think there are some movies that depict women in a very positive role, and then some movies that put them in a little bit more of negative role. But by the end of the movie, they show that woman power that I know we all have. Such as the movie Pretty Woman. We had a wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts, and she was having a rough time, but, you know what, she came out on top and she didn’t let anybody stand in her path.

Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte, in response to pageant Judge Marilu Henner’s question: “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way? And please give us an example.”

If by coming out on top, you meant literally on top of men for money in what was originally supposed to be a “dark tale” about prostitution, drug addiction, and class in Los Angeles, and by not letting anyone stand in her path, you meant becoming the kept woman of a corporate exec who seduces her via material goods until she’s convinced she’s in love with him, then yes. You’re absolutely wrong about the whole role model thing.

Note to Bolte: Our “woman power” that we all have is not just between our legs. It’s also between our ears. Pretty Woman = not empowering.

I wonder if she’s ever actually seen the movie, or if she’s simply internalized patriarchal messaging to the point where this makes sense. Or both.

Let’s not even touch the Miss USA pageant…

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The Undefeated, Sarah Palin’s new “documentary,” currently has a rating of 0% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Damn that liberal, gotcha media!
Other movies with a 0%:
Fred: The Movie - YouTube sensation Fred makes his feature film debut with this frantic comedy that finds the motor-mouthed suburbanite competing against his underhanded neighborhood rival Kevin (Jake Weary) for the affections of their pretty classmate Judy (Pixie Lott).
The Abduction Of Zack Butterfield - Laemmle Theatres and Thunder Hill are pleased to present The Abduction of Zack Butterfield, a new indie psychological thriller in which a beautiful but disturbed young woman returns from combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14-year-old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre romantic relationship develops. Brett Helsham and TJ Plunkett star.
The Sex Lives of the Potato Men - The self-proclaimed Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of Birmingham, two unadulterated guys spend their time either chasing women for sex, or being chased by them for revenge.
They Saved Hitler’s Brain - Nazi madmen preserve Hitler’s brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

The Undefeated, Sarah Palin’s new “documentary,” currently has a rating of 0% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Damn that liberal, gotcha media!

Other movies with a 0%:

Fred: The Movie - YouTube sensation Fred makes his feature film debut with this frantic comedy that finds the motor-mouthed suburbanite competing against his underhanded neighborhood rival Kevin (Jake Weary) for the affections of their pretty classmate Judy (Pixie Lott).

The Abduction Of Zack Butterfield - Laemmle Theatres and Thunder Hill are pleased to present The Abduction of Zack Butterfield, a new indie psychological thriller in which a beautiful but disturbed young woman returns from combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14-year-old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre romantic relationship develops. Brett Helsham and TJ Plunkett star.

The Sex Lives of the Potato Men - The self-proclaimed Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of Birmingham, two unadulterated guys spend their time either chasing women for sex, or being chased by them for revenge.

They Saved Hitler’s Brain - Nazi madmen preserve Hitler’s brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

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