Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Female Characters (In Two Dimensions!)

Have you seen this flowchart on female movie stereotypes in entertainment? It's created by the folks at Overthinking It. (You'll have to open that window to view it in readable size.)

It's dizzying, hilarious and depressing in equal masure. I'm reading it and I'm totally hearing Meryl Streep's voice in my head when Shirley Maclaine starts listing monster movie moms (like Joan Crawford) that she could have been born to instead in Postcards From the Edge

"These are the options?"

Meryl is awesome and it's tough to find her on this chart; she usually comes in three dimensions.

P.S. I love that Lt. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is still considered such a gold standard female hero. Where's Sigourney's major revival? She deserves better than You Again.

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