Julie & Julia: Dick Flicks and Sexist Journalism


Julie & Julia is fabulous entertainment. I’m reading reviews and I’m sick of many male journalists who dismiss this movie as “chick flick,” “one for the over 50’s,” “for women.” I’m so sick of sexist journalism. Gi Joe is not reviewed as a “dick flick,” or “strictly for the boys.” Male journalist write as if this movie appeals to everyone. Yet whenever a movie is about women, these male journalists classify.

These same journalists would never have the balls to say that, for example, the movie Obsessed -staring Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba -is strictly for the African American crowd. They wouldn’t dare put that in print. Yet despite the fact that women make up 51% of the population, the movies about us are relegated to minority status.

Hollywood and its rag tag of young male journalist ass lickers ignore the global box office success of Mamma Mia. Hollywood is not quick to cash in on producing carbon copies of a feel good movie about the over 50’s crowd. Instead we have to suffer from vacuous effects laden and toy-marketing tie-in kids’ movies. I’ve said this before in a recent article, but which demographic has the most disposable income? Is it the teenager who relies on handouts from mum and dad or is it the over thirties, over forties, over fifties crowd who are just dying to spend money on theatre tickets?

Answers on a postcard.


These male journalists are dumb. I watched Julie & Julia. Adult men were laughing their heads off, enjoying the movie. Male writers need to get out abit more and see what audiences really like instead of just presuming that films are for young boys and men. They need to get a life. You know? A real life that isn’t stuck in front of the internet all day.

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