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Old May 24 2013, 07:31 PM   #41
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Re: Cumberbatch Shower Scene

sj4iy wrote: View Post
I like books, movies and plays in which people do things that I would never tolerate IRL. Now, you could say that makes me a hypocrite, but I don't think so. I like BBC's Sherlock, but if I knew that character IRL, I would probably hate him. It's entertainment, not reality, and the problem only arises when people allow life imitate to art. Some movies, books and plays ARE social commentary, and that's fine. But is political correctness necessary in everything? I have to live life with the realities of what being a woman in a man's world is like- I know what it's like. And really, a scene like this is just escapism. I think people are completely allowed to argue whether it is necessary to the plot, but I don't think it should be taken as an example of degrading women, because it doesn't.
That's true. In this case, though, LoB, teacake, and I were discussing the real actors themselves, and how things are a touch more sensitive when it comes to women than men, because women have had to face such one sided sexualism.
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