The Real Porn in TV and Movies

Its not the nekkid boobies and buttocks. The real porn is authority porn. The heroes of much entertainment are way too fucking young to be where they are in life. I remember in The Abyss (which is still one of my favorite movies and in which you can  see much of James Cameron’s obsessions to come) the idea that Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio somehow had enough experience and know how to build that station was absurd. I do admit that seeing her with a big pipe wrench later in the movie was quite the thrill.

All the important lawyers are young, let alone functioning as judges, all the life-saving doctors are at an age where in real life they are still cowering in front of the attendings. I think this is even more true for females than males. There are a few older males who get to do Important Things. The meme that people in their late teens and twenties can be essentially running the world addresses the all important demographic. This obviously sells stuff.

But it doesn’t do much good when the people watching those movies come face to face with the realities of the skill and experience necessary to do stuff in TRW. And for female-types, being pretty just doesn’t matter for anything worth doing.

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