15 Popular Movies With Screwed Up Messages About Women

2. Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction/Amazon
Fatal Attraction/Amazon

Have you ever thought about how screwed up it is that Glenn Close is the villain? Adrian Lyne’s cultural phenomenon was supposed to be a caveat against infidelity, but it’s more a warning about getting involved with “crazy bitches.” Basically if you’re a woman over 40 having an affair, you’re the Jason Voorhees of relationships, your serial-killer tendencies unleashed with a simple kitchen fuck. Although Close is amazeballs in it, the movie paints Alex Forrester as a one-dimensional, rabbit-boiling wacko rather than showing any empathy for her predicament.

Overall Quality Score: 7

Patriarchy Score: 9

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