1. We are not who we’re portrayed in the movies.
Okay, ladies. Put down the curling irons. Set Oprah on mute. Pull up your tastefully upholstered chair and grab a glass of appallingly buttery Chardonnay. Let’s save the slow-mo topless pillow fight for later. I want to talk about stereotypical female friendship.
Have you ever noticed that women rarely have meaningful conversations with each other in the movies? Even films with entirely female leading casts rarely pass the Bechdel Test. According to most major filmmakers out there, women have one singular conversational purpose. And that is to discuss the upswings and downfalls of the leading men in their lives. As the age-old saying goes: Behind every great man is a great woman gabbing with her girlfriends about how majestic he is in bed, or how awful he is at life. Or both.