Adam Sandler movie makes misogyny hall of shame
A scene from the shamed movie.
So, first the good news: there's this thing in the US called The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ). It's been going strong since 2006 and it's full to the brim with female movie critics and reporters. Well, just two days ago they announced the winners of the annual EDA Awards. There were lots of shout-outs to ladies like Kathryn Bigelow for her direction of Zero Dark Thirty and Anne Hathaway for her singing in Les Miserables and Judi Dench for being a hot bitch.
Sorry. That is not what happened at all. Judi Dench scored a mention for her 'age-defying' work as M in Skyfall. Honestly though, they could've just said hot bitch.
But that's not the important bit. The important bit is that an Adam Sandler movie was 'deemed misogynistic enough to be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Shame.'
Can you guess which one? It's tough isn't it? Adam is not unlike Judd Apatow in that he loves himself a bit of the old 'man-child married to nagging wife in a loveless union' shtick. Sure we loved Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. But Mr Deeds? Big Daddy? Click? Just Go with It? Please. Oh, and did anyone catch Grown Ups? No? Well you should know they're making a sequel.
So enough of the introduction already - we can announce that the honour went to That's My Boy. As Time Magazine writes 'Between the movie’s set-up—a 13-year-old boy knocks up his sexy teacher and then grows up to be Sandler—the son’s uptight fiancée and the requisite extreme stripper characters, it’s not difficult to see why the AWFJ went with the choice.'
Trailer is below. You're welcome!