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Post by Wire » 2 weeks ago

I recently saw "Edge of Seventeen"
A highly rated movie (94% on RT), but I found it to be trash.
It is basically a movie about a solipsistic female brat (and female thus highly rated).

This is from the movie where the brat is talking to her male school teacher.

Look at you. Look at...
Like, you do nothing. Look at your hair.
You don't even...
You don't do your hair 'cause you
don't have any hair. You're bald.
You know what? You know
why you're not married?
Because bald men are gross and disgusting, and
especially the ones that make $45,000 a year.


Imagine if a male student had said the equivalent of this to his fat female teacher.

Interestingly, this trashing was not there in an earlier draft of the script:

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https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... nt.104550/

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That scene cut deep, but I also remember the "twist"
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in which the bald character is revealed to be a sweet dad with a pretty wife and a baby. Of course the fact that it's supposed to be surprising is not encouraging on some level. But I believe it's more about telling us to refrain from judging people harshly based on their status and appearance.
My wife saw the movie too and she couldn't even remember that scene. For people outside of the world of hair loss, it will not stand out, but for us, it seemed like a justification for the whole lookism/incel ideology in one movie scene: "You're pathetic because you're bald and you don't make lots of money!"
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Imagine if a male student had said the equivalent of this to his fat female teacher.
It's obvious that no studio would dare to green-light the reverse of this scene these days.
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Admin wrote:
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https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... nt.104550/

:D

That scene cut deep, but I also remember the "twist"
Spoiler
in which the bald character is revealed to be a sweet dad with a pretty wife and a baby. Of course the fact that it's supposed to be surprising is not encouraging on some level. But I believe it's more about telling us to refrain from judging people harshly based on their status and appearance.
My wife saw the movie too and she couldn't even remember that scene. For people outside of the world of hair loss, it will not stand out, but for us, it seemed like a justification for the whole lookism/incel ideology in one movie scene: "You're pathetic because you're bald and you don't make lots of money!"



It's obvious that no studio would dare to green-light the reverse of this scene these days.

JohnsonDDG
: Great film by the way

Would like to slap JohnsonDDG silly. :pepe-rage:

Yeah man, that scene did cut deep :pepe-crying:

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Post by blackg » 2 weeks ago

So are bald men less gross if they make say, $75.000 a year?
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Post by Johnson » 2 weeks ago

Its an excellent film. It really captures the angst of adolescence and it also shows how teachers are somewhat faceless at first to the teenage narrative.

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Johnson wrote:
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Its an excellent film.
Go sit in the corner :pepe-rage:

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Johnson wrote:
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Its an excellent film. It really captures the angst of adolescence and it also shows how teachers are somewhat faceless at first to the teenage narrative.
Come on, teen angst? These angsty teens should try living in a third world refugee camp for a month.
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blackg wrote:
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Come on, teen angst? These angsty teens should try living in a third world refugee camp for a month.
Race to the bottom mentality. Dont complain about your broken foot - that man has no leg.

I'm sure those teens dont self harm and commit suicide just for the lols.

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Post by Arjen » 1 week ago

Johnson wrote:
2 weeks ago
Its an excellent film. It really captures the angst of adolescence and it also shows how teachers are somewhat faceless at first to the teenage narrative.
Excellent, very deep, you should be a film critic.

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