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All posts for the day July 10th, 2020

Was watching “Them!” last night…a 1950’s movie with giant ants. One of the things that struck me was how the female lead was treated…she was coming down from a helicopter staircase and of COURSE she got her skirt stuck in it, rising up the skirt a bit (great job, writer, putting that scene in), then the two male leads when all gaga over her (“If she’s a doctor that takes temperatures, I’m gonna have to get a fever fast!”). Next, when she was all set to accompany the men into the ant hill, she immediately got hit with, “You’re not going down there, it’s too dangerous for a woman!”…

…and when she saw her first giant ant and ran from it, she tripped and fell. TWICE.

Soooooo many tropes on display…oy. Well, anyway, have some Dez for today…

Tolstoy