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If Hollywood Claims to be Pro-Woman, Why do They Award POOR THINGS?

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If Hollywood Claims to be Pro-Woman, Why do They Award POOR THINGS?

By Movieguide® Staff

The entertainment industry loves to pride itself on being progressive, diverse and honoring to women. Yet, recent examples prove this all talk and no show, with the excessive and disgusting POOR THINGS taking home multiple Oscars. 

POOR THINGS won four awards, including Best Actress for Emma Stone, Production Design, Costume Design, and Make Up and Hairstyle Design. How is it that a movie with such a vile, backward depiction of a woman as nothing more than a sex object is lauded by an industry that claims to care for and elevate women?

According to our Movieguide® review: 

POOR THINGS is a quirky, but extremely obscene, atheist, feminist satire of western society. A mad scientist, who’s been repeatedly abused by his sadomasochistic father, reanimates a female suicide victim’s body with her own baby’s brain. He hires a young med student to follow Bella’s progress. The student falls in love with Bella, and she agrees to marry him. However, she decides to go to Lisbon with a wealthy hedonist before marrying the med student. An absurd journey into sexual hedonism follows.

If you cut out all the obscene dialogue, sex scenes and nudity in POOR THINGS, this 141 minute movie would probably clock in at only half that. Thus, scene for scene, POOR THINGS stands as one of the most obscene major motion pictures ever released by Hollywood. POOR THINGS promotes Marxism, atheism, socialism, hedonism, and the kind of feminism that turns women and men into sex objects. It’s a sordid, disgusting, blasphemous move. Ironically, both her suitors call Bella beautiful, but she’s one of the ugliest, revolting characters ever filmed, inside and out. Discerning moviegoers will want to avoid POOR THINGS.

How is it empowering to a woman to be dumbed down and used for nothing more than a man’s pleasure? How is blind sexual ambition going to lead a woman to a fulfilling life where she achieves her dreams? 

The short answer: It’s not! It pains us further that Stone has such range, and this is how she’s chosen to spend her talents. 

March is women’s history month, and an excellent time to consider and appreciate powerful female role models in movies that wowed audiences without resorting to sordid and explicit content. 

Consider movies like CABRINI, in theaters now. Movieguide® calls CABRINI, “a powerful story about Mother Cabrini’s love for the afflicted in America, especially her fellow Italian immigrants. The movie has a strong Christian, moral worldview. It stresses that faith overcomes fear, and that love is stronger than violence. It’s also steeped in Catholic imagery, but even so features prayer and the reciting of God’s Word. The astounding cinematography, compelling performances, and well-paced story result in an inspiring portrayal of the real-life saint.”

There’s also HIDDEN FIGURES that “honors three women who served their country in amazing ways. The three lead actresses powerfully command the screen with grace. The movie encourages a positive moral perspective supporting our God-given liberty and basic civil rights. It also rejects violence. Even in opposition, the women love their country and their jobs. They refuse to let their dignity be taken away, but they prove themselves by responding in a Christian manner.”

Think about HARRIET, “an exceptionally powerful, well-made movie with a strong Christian worldview, but it does have intense scenes and some foul language. The woman who plays Harriet, Cynthia Erivo, does a powerful job at showing the courageous and charismatic Harriet Tubman. Harriet prays to God, and God gives her guidance. HARRIET the movie clearly shows that Jesus does miracles, gets us through hard times and fights for us when needed.”

Each of these movies show us that there’s far more to being a mighty woman than being relegated to a man’s sex object. 

The Academy needs to do better in its awards, choosing to honor women for their bold and creative ideas — not their backsides. 

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