Men Glamorized as "Playboys"

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

Hollywood will sometimes glamorize men as "playboys" who women easily swoon for living a carefree life dating lots of women, but there isn't a comparable role for women living a similar life. And in contrast, woman with money are often overly serious instead.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Entourage (2015)
    Vince (Adrian Grenier) is glamorized as a stereotypical "playboy" partying throughout the movie including on a yacht.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is glamorized as a playboy with excessive partying, women, sports cars and living it up in mansions.
  • Iron Man (2008)
    As Tony Stark is walking into a formal charity gala he is hosting, a woman outside in a smitten voice calls out, "Hey Tony, remember me?", and he responds "Sure don't" and walks right by ignoring her. Later during the ball, the journalist he slept with earlier in the movie greets him by name, and he stalls as long as he can before returning the greeting with "Carrie" when it is actually "Christine."
    Staff Aside
    He apparently dates so many women that he can't remember who they are or their names.
  • Casino Royale (2006)
    James Bond tells Vesper she's not his type because she's "single" after she asks him if she's "going to have a problem" with him during their first meeting together. After many will-they-won't-they moments throughout the film their sexual tension reaches its boiling point while Vesper is visiting Bond at a hospital and they presumably have sex on a hospital bed.
  • Wedding Crashers (2005)
    Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) and John (Owen Wilson) crash a number of weddings they aren't invited to and tell many women absurd and over-the-top made-up stories about their lives in order to get the women to sleep with them during the opening moments of the movie. Later we are shown a collage of topless women throwing themselves onto bed, revealing that their shenanigans work over and over again.