How Realistic Is Hollywood’s Depiction of Women in Media?
In Vulture’s video series, Expert Witness, we ask scientists, historians, and other professionals to give Hollywood movies a good old-fashioned fact-check.
From The Devil Wears Prada to 13 Going on 30, some of the most iconic movies portray women in media. Is it really as glamorous as it seems? And how many of these films and TV shows use tired tropes like the female journalist who sleeps with her subject? For this episode of Expert Witness, we turned to our own Rachel Handler for answers.
- How Realistic Is Hollywood’s Depiction of Women in Media?
- Watch a Dog Trainer Fact-check Dog Movies
- Teenagers Fact-Check Iconic High-School Movies
- Watch an Astronaut React to Films About Space
- Watch a Trauma Surgeon React to Action-Movie Injuries
- Watch a Combat Expert Review Iconic Onscreen Weapons
- Watch an Architecture Expert Weigh In on Iconic Movie Buildings
- Watch a Private Eye Fact-check Detective Movies
- Watch a Meteorologist Fact-Check Weather Movies
- Watch a Midwife and a Doula Fact-Check Hollywood Birth Scenes
- Watch a Mixologist Fact-Check Hollywood Bar Scenes
- Watch a Cannabis Expert Fact-Check Stoner Movies
- Watch a Sword Expert Fact-check Hollywood Sword Fights
- Chef Dale Talde Critiques Hollywood Food Scenes
- How Realistic Are Shark Attacks in Movies?
- Camp Counselors React to Hollywood Camp Scenes
- How Realistic Are Hollywood Hacking Scenes?
- Sex Educators React to Hollywood’s Sex Scenes
- How Realistic Are Dinosaur Movies?