For an animated movie marketed to children Incredibles 2 (2018) contains some strange inclusions, namely thigh high boots on the two lead females—a mom and a teenage girl—and several scenes in which women drink alcohol. I do not remember there being any alcohol in the kids' movies I watched growing up. Female characters' alcohol consumption is something I have been keeping track of, and I have noted that there is significantly more of it now than there was twenty years ago. The black boots are another story. They immediately called to my mind Julia Roberts' boots in Pretty Woman (1990), in which she plays a prostitute. It is curious that the filmmakers chose these boots for Elastigirl—who is a woman, not a girl—and her teenage daughter. Why not have them wear boots similar to those the husband and boy wear? Female characters' clothes and alcohol consumption are two of the many, many issues discussed in my book.
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