Hollywood is shite but they do try.
In my ‘Let’s do a search of Blogs mode – I did a search, I can’t remember the search term but it had feminism in it. I know, I know – stupid, masochistic me.
But I did look around and read a few blogs – the usual man hating shit as normal. Remembering that the Feminist movement STILL hasn’t invaded Saudi yet – but that is besides the point.
As the feminist movement is all about equality – yeah, I know, they are really about total power exchange but that I have blogged about before, I thought a movie review would be interesting reading from a feminist’s point of view.
But…this was the lead on the post:
OK – well that kind of sums up what the author, L, thought of it – pretty cool.
She went on to say:
OMG she’s ten and she’s literally being Bud’s mother and wife. It’s so gross. The entire first twenty minutes is dedicated to making it very, very clear that Molly is the “mature” “adult” of the house, and it ends, finally, when Bud drops Molly off at school and she reminds him to meet her at the polling place because that day is voting day and voting is very important to her. I seriously almost left in the middle of this section.
Why didn’t she leave? that is beside the point but I had to ask.
What I did find disturbing is that in real life there are many children who find themselves right in that situation. Where they are the adult in the family – and not always because their dad (it couldn’t have been a mum because mums have vaginas) is an alcoholic. No matter how the film depicts the dad – L says he is obviously an alcoholic – it is, after all a film, But my point being what if the dad had been a very disabled person? Would L have found that so disgusting?
Many of those children don’t get help because society hides them away – and some feel it is OK to belittle them. If the dad, or in just as many cases mums, have an alcohol addiction shouldn’t they need help rather than scorn?
It seems the case it OK to attack.
Next time – don’t go see the movies or, if you are so horrified, leave.