Explanation of Conservative Trope
Travel is depicted with a major conservative bias in TV and movies, with the vast majority of vacations being something only wealthy people can afford in real life. Think of all the vacations your favorite movie and TV characters have taken over the years. Did they get there by flying on a private jet or first class and stay in the Presidential Suite at a 5-Star resort or did they fly coach and stay in a garden view room at a more modest hotel? Hollywood makes it seem like money is of no concern when it comes to travel, but that is only true for the most wealthy among us.
Conservative Trope Examples
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) | Yachts GlamorizedJordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) gives Naomi (Margot Robbie) a fully-loaded, 150 foot, triple-deck yacht he named "Naomi" as a wedding present.
- Fool's Gold (2008) | Yachts GlamorizedNigel is depicted as a nice, wealthy man who was taken advantage of by a much younger woman who married him for his money and left him. He loves his daughter Gemma, dotes on her and chooses to take the boat on a treasure hunt when she expresses interest. They use his super large and fancy yacht in their search for the sunken treasure along with Finn and Tess.
- Bobby Axelrod flies in his multi-million dollar Gulfstream V private jet that can take him to all corners of the globe on a whim in seemingly every episode.