My Super Ex-Girlfriend (US, 2006)

Girls on top?

This could have been good; this could have been very good. Mocking male sexual anxiety is always good and letting the girls (women?) be on top; that’s good. Female super heroes: excellent. What’s not to like? It’s funny too: having a shark thrown at you by an ex-lover, brilliant!

Then it dawned on me that the film was actually about female hysteria. It’s meant to be hysterical that we laugh at a spurned woman’s tantrums. And sexual harassment at work? Well, that’s funny too!

Then we get a ‘bitch fight’: genius. That’s so funny. What could be funnier than girls fighting! It’s just not natural; they’re no good at it!

So this is a funny film; it’s also a misogynist film.


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