I believe that most romantic films, comedies and the like, are demeaning toward women. If you look at most of the Sandra Bullock doggerels alone, you see an extremely intelligent, healthy, financially successful career woman who has pretty much pulled herself up from the dregs of society by her bootstraps. But all of this is simply a backdrop. She is worthless as a human being and ultimately unhappy.
Because she doesn’t have a man to wrap herself around more times than the seatbelt of a New York taxi cab.
I am not in the slightest a feminist, but I do believe in the importance of gender equality. And I believe that a woman who has accomplished so much with her life is a flipping moron if she dares to take such things for granted, all for the quest for love: an elusive and ill-defined quality at best. This is why I cannot freaking stand Sex and the City. It depicts women who don’t realize just how good they’ve got it, and makes them out to be complete airheads in the process.
Just once I’d like to see a romance film that switches roles, with the man being the successful lovelorn one and the woman the slobbish yet surprisingly deep and debonair suave type.