15 Popular Movies With Screwed Up Messages About Women

13. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor


Temptation is at once a shitty miracle and a hail mary of screwed-up morality. This is a movie that punishes women for infidelity with violence, sexual assault and AIDS, as if women were sinners in the hands of an angry God. When Judith (Jurnee Smolett-Bell) steps out on her marriage, she ends up contracting HIV before becoming the sad, single church lady who limps off to Sunday service. The movie literally strips her of her beauty, while her still-hot ex-husband upgrades with a trophy wife and a brand new family. Temptation is an another level.

Overall Quality Score: 2

Patriarchy Score: 11

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