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Female Stereotypes in Movies That Need to Stop

Sure, it’s 2018 and the world seems to finally be understanding that female stereotypes are offensive and not really entertaining, but not everyone in Hollywood has gotten the memo yet.

For example, take the recently released film Superfly, a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. It follows the narrative of a young drug dealer, and while the cast is fantastic in their roles, the stereotypes? Not so much. Just about every female character in Superfly is a girlfriend of a gangster or a stripper and is sexually objectified.

And not too long ago, we were reintroduced to the ice queen in Jurassic World: The career-driven Claire Dearing, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, has a cold heart and a frosty demeanor.

Things are getting better, and we’re seeing more and more empowered female characters in films. These are some tropes we’re ready to leave behind.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2015.

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