Double Standard: Women on screen are always required to look their sultry, sexy best. Not so for their male counterparts.
From San Diego Free Press / June 7, 2012
Over the weekend I caught the movie X-men on TV and I have to say that women are really starting to get on my nerves. For those who are unfamiliar with the story (is that possible?), X-men is an action adventure about love, revenge, super human capabilities, violence and acceptance. And lots and lots of sex.
The characters don’t actually have sex in the film. In fact, there’s only one scene where you think it might happen, but no, it’s just a steamy kiss that’s been a long time coming.
So why am I all bent out of shape about that? I’m not. What gets me is that in the movie the male characters are fully clothed and dressed how you’d expect any evil-fighting hero to be – loose-fitting Calvin Klein-type attire that just oozes money, respect and the suggestion of an incredibly sexy body underneath.
Not so much for the female characters, though. Let’s take Emma Frost for example, a mentalist who can change into the most boobalicious diamond form you ever did see. When she’s not a firm-bodied diamond, she’s dressed in skin-tight white leather pants and matching top that is zipped down so far you spend most of the time hoping for a wardrobe malfunction.
When you happen to remember that she has a face — say, during the occasional line — you look back up into a face that screams “Come to bed. Now.” It’s obvious that the potential destruction of humankind leaves her in a constant state of arousal.
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