Women Objectified on Screen

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • Laird (James Franco) tells Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) her mom "is a MILF. Like, a genuine MILF. And if it wasn't your MILF, she'd be a MIWF, a mother I would f*ck" even after she asks him to stop talking about "how hot my mom is."
  • Bad Santa 2 (2016)
    Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) stops and stares at a group of women wearing tight athletic garb in a cycling class as the camera zooms in and focuses on various women's backsides.
  • Bad Santa 2 (2016) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) stares at a voluptuous young woman breastfeeding her child while driving a car and crashes into a valet stand because he is focusing on her.
  • Trainwreck (2015)
    Colin Quinn portraying Amy Townsend's (Amy Schumer) dad tells her he has "no desire for an oriental woman to touch me above the waist" after she encourages him to get acupuncture therapy.
    Staff Aside
    While played for laughs, the comment plays into the trope about Asian women giving men "happy endings" after a massage.
  • Kingsman The Secret Service (2014) | Women Objectified in Overly Gratuitous Scenes
    Princess Tilde (Hanna Alstrom) promises Eggsy (Taron Egerton) that "we can do it in the asshole" if he saves the world after visiting with her outside of the room she's being held prisoner in. After Eggsy saves the world he grabs a bottle of champagne and two glasses and sprints to the room Princess Tilde is being held in, loosens his tie, and then enters her room. Then the camera zooms in on her naked bottom right as the movie ends.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) | Women Spied on via Hidden Camera
    Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) points to a teddy bear in his child's room and tells his wife there is a hidden camera inside of it after she sensually exposed herself with her legs wide open and no underwear on, but then tells him she isn't going to be intimate with him for "a very, very, very long time."
  • We're the Millers (2013) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Jennifer Aniston encourages new dancer "Kimberly with a Y" to come up with a stage name to help protect herself from all the creeps who frequent the strip club they work at. She asks Kimberly if she has a nickname and she excitedly replies "totally!" as she proudly shows off her stomach tattoo that spells out "Boner Garage" with an arrow pointing downwards. Moments later the manager walks in and yells for "Boner Garage" to head to the stage.
  • The Miller family is in deep trouble with a Mexican drug cartel when Jennifer Aniston offers to perform a strip tease for its leader to prove she's "worth way more alive than I am dead." She proceeds to do a 1 minute 58 second dance in which she stripped down to her nude colored underwear, showered herself, literally sent sparks flying and gave the cartel leader a lap dance. After nobody in the family got her subtle hints to go after the cartel leader while his head was buried in her chest she took it upon herself to attack him by hitting him with a pipe which was followed by a heavy gust of steam.
  • Grown Ups 2 (2013) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Squats Fitness janitor Jon Lovitz begins a ladies fitness class over protests that their instructor hasn't arrived and has them begin with breathing exercises that "really stretch out those lungs," which has the effect of making the women's breasts appear larger and more refined. He then has the ladies "shimmy, shake those shoulders back and forth" as ogles at the ladies breasts bouncing back and forth.
  • Grown Ups 2 (2013) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Multiple men ogle a ballet teacher in a very revealing outfit as she leads a performance with kids on stage for families in the audience. While the kids dance normally, her moves are depicted in an over the top gratuitous way. Chris Rock and David Spade appear stunned while Nick Swardson and Shaquille O'Neal stand with mouths agape. David Spade waves four $1 bills as if he were at a strip club. Kevin James is shown filming the performance with his camcorder and his wife says "look at her!" excited about their daughter. He responds "I am. I'm looking at her!" as he focuses on the ballet teacher instead.
  • Grown Ups 2 (2013) | Women Objectified via Cliches
    The guy's wives dressed in bikini's dramatically appear from behind the fire truck right before a pickup basketball game starts.
  • Will Ferrell “helps out” an attractive woman buy a mattress by having her get on a mattress and then put her in obviously inappropriate and suggestive poses with him under the guise of helping. Of course, she cluelessly thinks nothing of it and lets him continue doing it.
  • The Way Way Back (2013) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Owen (Sam Rockwell) has a waterslide attendant make a woman in a bikini wait so he and his new young and shy protégé can ogle her for 34 seconds (yes, we timed it). And then, they slide down right after her where Owen pretends to lose his balance after landing in the water as an excuse to grab onto the woman's waist.
  • Professional trainer Jason (Jason Segel) tells Desi (Megan Fox) that she's "a beautiful woman, but not totally maxed out" and went on to rate her on a scale of 1-10, giving her a "six, a six and a half," but lets her know that he can make her "an eleven," as if it's totally normal to rate a woman right to her face. Instead of being horrified by his behavior, Desi excitedly asks for his help in getting a higher number on his completely manufactured scale.
  • The Dictator (2012) | Sexy Women Bodyguards
    The Dictator (Sacha Baron Cohen) has sexy uniformed bodyguards who also wear high heels.
    Staff Aside
    This is satire, of course, making fun of real-life sexist dictators, but the jokes still perpetuate negative stereotypes;such as, the women bodyguards dress sexy and wear high heels. You rarely if ever see comparable satirical scenes about men.
  • Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) leads a car wash fundraiser dressed in clothing definitely not suitable for a teacher interacting with middle school students. With a rock ballad playing in the background she proceeds to "wash" a sports car, but intentionally washes herself as much as the car itself. All the dads, middle-school boys and even a police officer couldn't help but stare at Ms. Halsey, with the police officer even crashing into a number of cars before driving away.
  • Hall Pass (2011) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Rick (Owen Wilson) turns around and casually checks out a good-looking woman's backside while walking with his wife. His wife lightly scolds him for checking "out that girl's butt," but instead of apologizing he asks "do you think she noticed?"
  • Rick "Owen Wilson" and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) talk about "the shiny new set of cans on Mandy Bohan (Alyssa Milano)" and agree her breasts have to be fake or else "she's buying her t-shirts at Baby Gap" and then begin debating the breasts of all the other women in their group.
  • Hall Pass (2011) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Larry reminds his wife Mandy (Alyssa Milano) the they paid for "a couple of fairly substantial expenditures recently" as the camera focuses in on her large breasts in a tight lowcut t-shirt, implying she had breast augmentation surgery.
  • Hall Pass (2011) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Rick (Owen Wilson) is infatuated with a coffee house barista wearing a revealing tight shirt and can't stop commenting on her looks. The barista soon turns around and slowly bends over to pick something up from the floor while the camera focuses on her buttocks.
  • Grown Ups (2010) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade "take shifts" gawking at Rob Schneider's scantily clad daughter's backside as she works on her broken-down car. Chris Rock says he hopes "that car never gets fixed" and David Spade assures him it won't because he "took the spark plugs out."
  • Mayhem occurs in the precinct with "perps" going wild, including two women who rip off their shirts while fighting leading to one landing on the desk Castle is sitting at while eating popcorn enjoying the spectacle with a big smile on his face.
  • Castle signs a woman's breast at a book release party.
  • Hartman (Thomas Haden Church) slaps Mary (Sandra Bullock) on her backside and tells her to "have a nice life" after they are rescued from a well they were stuck in. Mary giggles and responds "ok!" as she walks away.
  • The Hangover (2009) | Catcalling for Laughs
    "Ma'am, in the leopard dress, you have an amazing rack," says Phil over a megaphone while driving in Las Vegas in a commandeered police car
  • Tropic Thunder (2008) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    Alpa Chino has two women shaking their butts in his face as he repeatedly yells "I love that p#ssy!" to promote his Booty Sweat energy drink and Bust a Nut bar in an opening commercial.
    Staff Aside
    It is funny and over the top satire, but satirizing how women are portrayed in rap music videos by portraying them worse is...well...
  • Tony Stark flirts with a couple women while playing craps and invites one of them suggestively blow on his dice for good luck. He asks Rhodey (Terrence Howard) to also blow on them for luck, but he pushes his hand away saying "I don't blow on a man's dice" causing an unlucky snake eyes crap roll. The scene at the table exudes glamour and excitement, and even after losing that lost roll, Tony leaves happy.
  • Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan lament that a woman they knew in high school underwent breast reduction surgery because it's "like slapping God across the face for giving you a beautiful gift." They continue objectifying her from afar, commenting on her breasts shape, suppleness and symmetry until Seth has had enough and says he's "gotta catch a glimpse of these warlocks.
  • Seth (Jonah Hill) tells Evan he is "truly jealous you got to suck on those t*ts when you were a baby" after Evan's mom, wearing a very tight and revealing shirt, leaned into Seth's car to have a chat with her son.
  • Disturbia (2007) | Women Spied on in Film & TV
    Kale (Shia LaBeouf) ogles his next-door neighbor Ashley (Sarah Roemer) with binoculars as she changes in her room and goes for a swim where the camera zooms in on her adjusting her bikini bottom as she gets out of her pool. In a later scene, they do the same thing again where Shia takes turns watching with his friend as the camera slow pans on her body as she hops in the pool.
  • Vesper approaches James Bond at the poker table in a low-cut purple gown, dramatically leans down, and kisses him on the cheek in front of the other players. Bond says "weren't you supposed to enter so the others could see you" and she says "was I? Forgive me" before walking away as the camera focuses on her backside.
  • Women serve beer at a secret underground Oktoberfest celebration wearing overly revealing outfits while mostly men drink beer and party.
  • Women slip, fall and "accidentally" rip off each other's shirts exposing their breasts to cheering men after a mishap at a biergarten during Oktoberfest.
  • Talladega Nights (2006) | Men Signing Womens' Breasts
    Ricky Bobby autographs the breasts of a woman wearing a low-cut shirt while furiously signing autographs for fans.
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) | Women Objectified for Laughs
    A buxom woman's breast pops out of her shirt without her knowledge while she was talking to Andy (Steve Carell) at a speed dating event. Andy awkwardly moves his shirt around in a veiled attempt to point out her unfortunate slippage, but never let her know her breast was exposed and allowed her to continue talking for twenty seconds before the buzzer sounds.
  • After the Sunset (2004)
    Lola is constantly filmed in suggestive revealing poses including leaning over to work on a car and doing yoga.
  • Adult film star next door neighbor Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) surprises Matthew's two friends by ringing their doorbell with a white shirt and red bra mostly showing and says, "I'm all wet, can I come in?" They gawk at her for a couple seconds before Matthew appears in the scene, and they both laugh at his friends' jaw dropped expressions.
    Additional Tropes: Women Objectified for Laughs
  • The Girl Next Door (2004) | Women Spied on in Film & TV
    Matthew (Emile Hirsch) spies on his new next door neighbor Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) as she changes in her bedroom. He gets caught and looks worried as she leaves and rings his doorbell to "confront" him. Turns out, she just takes him for a joyride and gets payback by having him strip for her.
  • Cooper jumps into a hot tub uninvited with a lone female student named Candy at their high school graduation party. She yells out "Cooper Harris, you're a pig!" and starts to get out but he is able to convince her to stay by saying "before you go, you might want to clean that off." He gets her to rub her breast repeatedly trying to clean off whatever it is, but apparently it is not working. She's encouraged to take off her bikini top and then rub her breast some more. That still doesn't work so Cooper offers to do it himself at which point her friend shows up and she finally realized Cooper was tricking her. There was not something on her breasts after all. Ha, ha, he got her!
  • Bad Santa (2003)
    Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) ogles at a woman's backside as she walks past him while the camera zooms in on her buttocks. He stares at her for twelve seconds before finally coming to and rejoining the discussion.