Great Job, Internet!: Here’s how women find time to look appealing to men during the apocalypse
When it comes to disaster movies, action movies, apocalypse movies, or basically any film that involved imperiled protagonists, women carry a very special burden. That’s because while their male counterparts have to fortify safehouses, locate ammunition, fight off looters, and speak in ominous tones about the dangers that lie ahead, women have to do all that, plus find time to do their hair, makeup, and everything else to look really attractive to those ominous-voiced men.
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is covering this disparity, with Dara Lane’s “Deleted Scenes Of Women In Disaster Movies Written By Men.” The video short documents the real challenge facing women surviving in the apocalypse: how to regularly shave all body hair with nothing but a rusty razor in a shallow runoff.
Maybe male screenwriters are projecting themselves into the story and would prefer to be teamed up with an attractive, carefully-manicured woman …