Friday, August 7, 2009
Come on Hollywood, Are You Serious?
Being a woman is funny. At least it is to me. Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoy being a woman. Definitely better than the other option. But, I have to talk about something…
ARE YOU SERIOUS, HOLLYWOOD?????
Okay, some background info. It’s Wednesday morning. E and I are in bed. He’s watching The Covenant, and all I see is bad acting and 18 year old girls in tiny pajamas. I turn to him, and question, “Do you really find this entertaining?”
“Yes, ” he answers. Then he scrunches up his face in that way he always does when he knows that I’m just thinking way too hard, “Why???”
“Well, I was just thinking that you should be offended at how stupid Hollywood must think you are.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well, you can’t actually find value in this crap. Hollywood thinks you’ll watch this because the girls are in small pajamas and they think you’ll fall for that. It’s offensive to you and women. And those girls are only 18, 20 years old. Too young for you. Are you some kind of dirty old man?”
Okay. Maybe I was going too far. But I had reached a point of no return. Especially when he responded…
“Yeah. I guess.”
“What? Come on. This is the downfall of American society here. Oversexed and underthought. Bad acting. Bad plot. Bad writing. But underclothed chicks make the movie? “
“I guess it’s enticing.” Is he stupid? What would possess him to think it would be okay to admit this to me, especially in this moment? Poor him. No grey matter.
“To whom?” My retort. I know he means him. And everything with a peni$. I JUST DIDN’T THINK HE’D GO THERE.
“Well….” was his quick and witty response.
I think you know where this conversation went. But…
Isn’t it sad? I mean, all these GROWN-AZZ men watching these teeny bopper girls on the screen. Drooling. Wishing. Pondering. It’s sad. It really is. Men thinking about these unrealistic images of girls. Not appreciating what they have right there in front of them. Let’s be realistic. I think the most average joe thinks, hey, if I could just get in the same room with her, I’d have a chance… I said this aloud to E and he said, most guys don’t care about what else they could get IF they COULD just get into the SAME ROOM as her. Are you serious? They are THAT easy?
Then women begin to hate themselves. If only I could be. A size smaller. An inch taller. A little more toned. A little less wrinkly. A little more tanned. A whole lot more beautiful. A lot less scared. A whole bunch more DESIRED. BY. MY. MAN.
So men wish they could be anything to these “silver screen” girls. But women want to be everything to just their man.
And it doesn’t matter. How bald he is. How built he isn’t. How fat he is. How smart he isn’t. How much he drinks. How little he cleans. What a mess he leaves. That he leaves without a goodbye kiss. How much money he doesn’t make. That his jokes are only funny to her. How he forgets what she dreams of. How he remembers her flaws.
All. she. wants. is. for. him. to. want. her.
Come on, Hollywood. Make a movie about her. And cast her in the role, too.