Women Overly Concerned with Appearance

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • All About Steve (2009)
    Mary (Sandra Bullock) runs upstairs and changes out of her outfit and into a very revealing top, short skirt, bright red boots, and a pair of "spectacular skivvies" to impress her blind date Steve after seeing him for the first time.
  • 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."
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) | Women Overly Concerned with Apparel
    Connie responds with, "Did ya ever see a woman miss a shoe sale?" when detective Joe says, "Who the hell would wanna blow up a department store?"
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Mia (Uma Thurman) heads to the women's bathroom to "powder [her] nose" and inside the bathroom there are multiple women standing in front of the mirror combing their hair and putting on makeup, with one woman worrying that she "needs some hairspray."