The last movie Cameron Crowe wrote and directed, Aloha (2015), proves that patriarchy is alive and well and that some men really want it to stay that way. While analysing this mainstream movie starring members of Hollywood's A-list I noticed that all the positions of power are occupied by men, and that women are depicted in the traditional way: preparing food, serving food and beverages to men, crying, exercising, dancing, etc. Even Emma Stone, who plays a fighter pilot, is not shown getting into a plane until the last 15 minutes of the movie--and she is never shown flying! That would never happen to Tom Cruise. The one person who is shown piloting a plane, John Krasinski, is barely in the movie and has next to no lines at all, whereas Stone is the female lead. This romantic comedy also stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin, proving that even at the top of the Hollywood pyramid the roles to pick from, for women at any rate, are dismal.
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