Monday, 31 May 2010

Film: Sexism and the City

I don't care about you, but I liked this critique of the critiques of Sex and the City by Jackie Ashley.
Yes, it's escapist nonsense, but whilst male escapist nonsense like football and films about fighting are seen as non-problematic, "chick flicks" about "shopping 'n' bitching" always, always are; "There still seems to be a glaring inequality between the assumption that male fantasy life is serious, even admirable, while the female version is trashy and silly."
Of course, your actual gay culture - and your actual gay men dancing themselves delirious and caring what they look like and all that jizz - often come under attack for the same sexist reasons.
Often these masquerade as radical critiques of consumerism, but they're actually deeply reactionary and hegemonic.
There's no way I'm going to see that fucking film, though.

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