The Woman Who Is Obsessed with Her Career and Is No Fun at All
I regularly work sixteen hours a day. Yet, like most people I know who are similarly busy, I’m a pleasant, pretty normal person. But that’s not how working women are depicted in movies. I’m not always barking orders into my hands-free phone device and yelling, “I have no time for this!” Often, a script calls for this uptight career woman to “relearn” how to seduce a man, and she has to do all sorts of crazy degrading crap, like eat a hot dog in a sexy way or something. And since when does holding a job necessitate that a woman pull her hair back in a severe, tight bun? Do screenwriters think that loose hair makes it hard to concentrate?
“A brief survey of IMDb indicates that “Dreams” is the Cranberries song most frequently used on soundtracks — you might remember it from The Next Karate Kid, or The Babysitters’ Club trailer, or that early scene in You’ve Got Mail when Meg Ryan waxes poetic about New York in the fall.”—