Pretty Woman

Top 10 Posts of 2015

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Counting down from 10 to 1, here are the 10 most-read posts in 2015 that were written in 2015.

‘Trainspotting’ Is ‘Pretty Woman’ For Boys

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From the ‘Bitch Flicks’ that brought you “‘Birdman’ Is Black Swan For Boys” and “‘Fight Club’ Is Pride And Prejudice For Boys,” comes the thrilling conclusion of our Filmic Forced Feminization Trilogy: “‘Trainspotting’ is ‘Pretty Woman For Boys”! No, really.

Why ‘Pretty Woman’ Should Be Considered a Feminist Classic

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Whether we believe Vivian’s “white knight” fantasy is cheesy is beside the point; a film in which a woman explicitly negotiates the terms she wants for her relationship, and displays willingness to pursue her goals independently if those terms aren’t met, cannot be considered patriarchal.

Representations of Sex Workers: The Roundup

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Check out all of the posts for Representations of Sex Workers Theme Week here.

The Sex Worker and The Corporate Raider: Dissecting ‘Pretty Woman’

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‘Pretty Woman’ depicts a world where everyone is either a card-carrying member of the corporate caste or an obliging subordinate whose primary purpose in life is to serve, drive or blow members of that caste. It is obsessed with things and encourages the audience to share its obsession with things. These include Lotus cars, jets and jewelry. It also sells the City of Angels, of course. Rodeo Drive is one of the stars of the show. In fact, the whole movie is pretty much an extended Visit California commercial.