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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shirking At Least ONE Stereotype

"There is truth in stereotype."  ...sometimes...

One of the stereotypes that confronted me sometime over the weekend went something like this:

"You're going to take your daughter to see John Carter  for a girl's night?  Shouldn't you be going to The Vow or something?  John Carter is a man movie, not a chick flick!"

Um... okay... Please do me a  favor and keep your stupid stereotypes to yourself.

Excuse me if I decided to reply with something along the lines of, "You're damn right I'm taking my daughter to see John Carter  for our mother-daughter night!  Why?  Because that movie looks awesome!  And dude is hot!  So yes, by our terms, this IS a chick flick.  So why, prey tell, are YOU more excited to see a half naked man run around trouncing people, Mr. Man...?"

Of course he went on to defend himself with the action in the film and the hot girl in the film and the fact that it's science fiction and women just don't like that kind of thing so... it's not a chick flick.  He went on to say something like girl's night should consist of sitting home with chocolates and a rental like, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.

(yes, I threw up right about there)

No offense to The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants, but... that isn't something that appeals to me, or to Hope.  We enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, and Intrigue.  We enjoy outer-space and aliens and worlds that "don't exist" and stories that have heroes and heroines that reach far beyond what we would ever see in our daily lives.  We LOVE stories where "the rebellion" overcomes "the oppressor," or the underdog rises up to kick some ass -- and maybe that has to do with the fact that we both consistently feel like underdogs, I don't know, but regardless, we aren't interested in pretty boys and sappy girls whose biggest goal is to have a meaningful relationship, or perhaps "find themselves" when they don't, because a pair of magical jeans will make that happen for them.

And when it comes to the men we would want to fawn over on the silver screen, we prefer the kind that don't look like metrosexuals who know more about fashion and skin care than we do.  Team Jacob or Team Edward means nothing to us.

Give us Thor or give us death!

Give us heroines that know how to think and wield weapons, or give us nothing!

And yes, in the weeks to come, The Hunger Games, The Wrath Of The Titans, and Prometheus will also be mother-daughter movie nights.

Thank you for your support. :-p

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