Female film critics announce "most shameful movies of 2008"

source: moviecitynews.com

The Women Film Critics Circle have announced their awards for the year, applauding movies that affirm female rights, and shaming those that do the opposite.

They championed Changeling, Happy Go Lucky, The Wrestler and WALL-E amongst other films.

They also featured a list of The Most Offensive Male Characters and a Top 10 Hall of Shame, made up of movies that demean women.

It’s hard to argue with their Hall of Shame – it includes Made of Honour and The Women as well as Paris Hilton vehicle The Hottie and the Nottie. Terrible and offensive movies, that’s for sure.

As for Most Offensive Male Characters: Aaron Eckhart in Towelhead, Sam Rockwell in Choke, Jason Mewes in Zach and Miri Make A Porno, and Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott in Role Models.

Hmm. While I can’t argue that these characters didn’t offend women (after all, not being a woman does cut my perspective in half), I don’t think these were the worst offenders of 2008. In fact, I believe there were more offensive female characters in cinemas this year.

For example:

All four of the Sex and the City ladies. Unbearably banal, awful, awful women.

Bella Swan from Twilight. Completely submissive, thrives on abuse, and throws her life away for some guy. You go girlfriend.

Jessica Alba in anything. She is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She was in The Love Guru.

Yikes.

One Response to “Female film critics announce "most shameful movies of 2008"”

  1. I agree with sex and the city. Completely boring, one-dimensional & self-centered women. Oh yeah, I was one of the eight people who wasted $4.50 on an overnight rental of the "hottie and the nottie." Don't bother!

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