Another promo for The New Girl!
You know…I don’t normally get all pissy about representations of the girls are dainty/guys are porn-watching slobs stereotype, because as stereotypes go it’s often not all that inaccurate. However—and I will be the first to admit that I take umbrage at this partly because I take umbrage at everything Zooey Deschanel does—this kind of annoys me. Why does a show about a girl living with guys have to be such a clear-cut clash of the sexes? Why does she have to wander cutely around their pizza boxes in her faux-tribal print skirt? Do you think the producers of this show are embarrassed that the movie Threesome takes a more complex view of gender than they do?* I have had guys as roommates and best friends and, although I’m probably in the bottom 30% for daintiness, there is nothing abnormal about girls and guys drinking beer and hanging out together, without the excuse of romantic relationships or mutually exclusive sexual orientations. In addition: could it be that there are some girls out there who eat all the cereal and watch a lot of porn? PUEDE SER?
SMOKE SOME POT AND SHAVE YOUR ROOMMATE’S HEAD, ZOOEY. Be a bro. Be a buddy. Make us proud.
*Which, all of its contrivedness aside, is also A STEPHEN BALDWIN VEHICLE. You know what sentence I should never, ever, ever have to write about shows premiering in 2011? ”THIS SHOW KNOWS LESS ABOUT WOMEN THAN A STEPHEN BALDWIN VEHICLE.” Jesus, you guys.
EDIT: And while I’m taking umbrage at things, let’s talk about how the bachelor pad in this show is a HUGE, LIGHT-FILLED LOFT filled with POTTERY BARN FURNITURE and EXPOSED BRICK WALLS, with a few dirty dishes and beer cans strewn around it. Smlehh.