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A Movie Trope Meme Shows Us the Problem With Movies

QUICK GET ME DEFIB ON THIS FLATLINED HEART STAT EVEN THOUGH DEFIB'S GOAL IS TO FLATLINE A HEART.

 

Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Movie tropes are just part of the game, but it’s getting to the point where we know exactly how a character is going to act based on their careers, and 90% of the time, it doesn’t line up with reality at all. A writer who never pitches anywhere and only has to write one piece to live by themselves in Manhattan? Where do I sign up for that job?

So it started with a simple tweet about a professor:

From there, people began to share their grievances with characters in movies. For one, a writer in a movie is very different than a writer literally anywhere in the real world.

From writers to programmers, the meme poked fun at how movies tend to stereotype lines of work the same way:

An ACTUAL Rabbi even had something to say about they are portrayed onscreen.

Some of the tweets are even informative, like this one about defibrillation that I truly never knew before.

Don’t worry though, the depiction of grad students is accurate.

The full list of tweets goes on and on, meaning that we need to do better in our films. Stereotypes like these shouldn’t be quite so comically prevalent.

(image: MGM)

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