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Watched an older episode of a popular television show the other day. Was amazed at how utterly dismayed I was to once again see the use of the psuedo-unattractive, overweight, and thus psychologically-damaged female as the 1) obsessive and deluded stalker, and 2) poorly disguised humor device. Wouldn't this have had more "unexpected" impact and given them more than a few stereotypes to explore if they had used a thin and conventionally viewed as attractive actress in the role? Just think of the possibilities!

Yeah, I'm wondering where that bit of critical thinking came from as well. Not usually in the forefront when I'm seeking light, televised entertainment.

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egret17
Feb. 8th, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
No more stalkers!!!!
chrissymunder
Feb. 8th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
*snort*. You know, I thought of you when I wrote this entry. It was along the lines of "Now Chris will tell me this is what I get for watching something with stalkers in it". :)
egret17
Feb. 8th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! How about Fatal Attraction? Glenn Close was not the stereotypical stalker.
chrissymunder
Feb. 10th, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Actually, she looks a little too much like a family member. It was rather freaky.
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