Women Depicted as "High Maintenance"

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Explanation of Conservative Trope

"High Maintenace" is a false pejorative stereotype term that people mostly associate with women. Part of that may be due to women often being portrayed or referred to in this way on screen. In contrast, in cases where a man may be depicted this way, it is often done in a sexist way where the audience is meant to believe he is acting like a "High Maintenace" woman.

Conservative Trope Examples

  • Serving Sara (2002)
    Sara loses her pants in an airport luggage conveyor belt accident and looks to find a replacement pair going through the luggage. She instead comes out with an entirely new outfit which is much more revealing and the punchline in the next scene is that she had to rummage through 20+ bags strewn everywhere until she found something she liked.
    Staff Aside
    It's funny. Why is it funny? Because it is a stereotype that women are high maintenance when it comes to clothes. And so she couldn't just pick something quick and practical. She had to go through multiple suitcases until she found something that "fit."