Crude Comments About Woman's Appearance for Laughs

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

Women are held to a much higher standard than men with their appearance on screen with negative aspects more likely to draw negative comments including weight, hair, makeup, clothes, glasses and age.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Hall Pass (2011)
    Rick's (Owen Wilson) young kids ask him if their mom doesn't wear a bikini anymore because "of her fat ass." He sighs heavily and says "yea, I guess," before realizing that he's talking to his kids and tries to walk it back.
  • Hall Pass (2011)
    Fred says "that woman needs something in her mouth!" about a woman in a nightclub who has recently quit smoking as if putting his penis in her mouth would instantly alleviate her anxiousness due to nicotine addiction.
  • Knocked Up (2007)
    Katherine's (Alison Scott) boss suggests she use the gym membership the company is providing her to "tighten" up some (as he takes both hands that are apart and moves them closer together) because she'll be in front of the camera a lot. He goes on to say he doesn't want her to "make everything smaller," inferring that he doesn't want her breasts to get smaller. While they say they can't "legally" tell her to lose weight, she's told to weigh herself at home, "subtract it by twenty," and then to "weight that much."
  • Wedding Crashers (2005)
    Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) says "tattoo on the lower back. Might as well be a bullseye" as the camera zooms in on an attractive woman's lower back tattoo.
  • Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason (2004)
    Bridget's (Renée Zellweger) manager tells the control room to "give me a close up of the porker" and the camera zooms in on her excrement laden backside after she crash lands in a pig pen at the end of her skydiving bit.
  • Bridget Joness Diary (2001)
    Pamela (Gemma Jones) tells Bridget (Renée Zellweger) "you'll never get a boyfriend if you look like you've wandered out of Auschwitz" and insists she go upstairs to change into something else.
  • Big Daddy (1999)
    Sonny (Adam Sandler) and his young son are shopping in a grocery store when they run into Connie (Leslie Mann), who is wearing a white shirt that doesn't cover her entire stomach. Sonny takes a look at her and casually says "you guys wear the same size t-shirt. That's cool" as he points at both his young son and Connie.