15 Popular Movies With Screwed Up Messages About Women

10. Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman/Amazon
Pretty Woman/Amazon

There’s nothing wrong with sex work, but Pretty Woman is a weird wish fulfillment fantasy, where a woman’s ultimate self-actualization comes when a rich guy with Daddy issues buys her. It’s not about her own achievements or worth, but the number of dollars she has on his credit card — for a quick trip down Rodeo Drive. No wonder the original title of the movie was $3000, aka how much she costs for an evening. This is a universe where women are solely reduced to commerce. I wonder how many goats Julia Roberts is worth?

Overall Quality Score: 5

Patriarchy Score: 9

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