5 Old-Timey Prejudices That Still Show Up in Every Movie

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We think of Hollywood as a liberal and socially progressive land of hippies, what with its endless fundraisers and giving awards to movies that teach us that intolerance is wrong. Yet in certain ways, movies are still way behind the times.

TEARS OF JOY ON MY FACE

IS THIS REALLY ON CRACKED

Damn Cracked, you weren’t fucking around. Just continuing to crank out the quality then? Color me pleasantly surprised.

For anyone who carps about the “liberality” of Hollywood… think again.

I don’t really understand how anyone can be shocked by this, or claim that full representation of marginalised groups has been achieved. Hollywood isn’t liberal, white men dominate nearly every movie!

Er….

The movie Boys Don’t Cry was originally threatened with an NC-17 rating because a female orgasm went on too long, and because a female character was shown wiping her mouth after performing oral sex on another”

Sorry, um, what?!
Calling Brandon Teena’s character female? Haven’t we gotten past that yet?! I don’t even want to hear any of that “bla bla bla but
technically…” bullcrap. Their focus on the character’s sex is totally irrelevant on every level and it’s fucking disrespectful. 

The rest of the article is very good. But this ruins it.

Worst part in my mind? If the character had been accepted as male, then it probably wouldn’t have been considered obscene.

(Source: hotlipsyouincrediblenincompoop)

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