Monday, 28 July 2014

Something that pisses me off...

I know this might just be a silly little thing, but it really annoys me. Look at these faces:
Do they look similar to you? Yeah, they all have goofy faces - big, round eyes with small irises, big noses, small lips. They even pull similar face expressions! They're not conventionally attractive, at all, right?

Why do animated films use this formula to create 90% of their male leads?! It drives me crazy - only because they almost always get the 'hot' girl. Let's take a look at what a quick Google search found:
"Oh, how loveable! The male character has such a goofy face, how original!"
The female love interest will almost always have seductive, almond eyes.
Hot girls can't resist a goofy, awkward face:
Because conventionally unnattractive guys are just irrisistable to women:
Another thing, which I've talked about before - why do they always sexualise female characters in CHILDRENS films?
Because, how can they have a female GUINEA PIG if it's not sexy? ... Guinea pigs, really? We've really sunk this low as a society?

And yeah, this is all fine - awesome - if it was the same in reverse. Because appearances SHOULDN'T matter, at all. But the truth is that 90% of females who are not conventionally attractive are evil:
I think this is a pretty harmful concept.

Like, 'Beauty and the Beast'. It's such a wonderful message to give to people watching:

'Don't love for looks, look beneath that'. 

He gets put under a spell for been too shallow, for only liking beautiful women. So he gets turned into a beast until he learns his lesson:
But he didn't learn anything! He just happened to bag the most beautiful girl he's ever seen! I mean, even her name means 'beauty'! It was Bell who learnt the lesson - but she didn't need teaching anything, she was already a nice person!

Wouldn't the message have been better if Bell was also hideous (or at least not insanely beautiful)? They would both learn to love one another and he would learn that even ugly girls can be loved.

Oh, what's that, media? Ugly girls don't deserve love unless it's for comic effect? Oh, ok.

Yeah, I just needed to rant about this! I know it's silly - but I really hope they start making goofy, unattractive female characters with hot men to even things out a little bit.

I do enjoy watching all of these films (well, the ones I've seen), so I'm not hating on them - just this concept.

I'm sure we'll be seeing many more of those generic, male, goofy faces in upcoming films - yay! <3



25 comments:

  1. FIRST BITCHES!!!! lol

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  2. You know, I think I realized this subconsciously but never really thought about it. I like how you think.

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    1. Thanks! I'm not sure what made me think about it, it's just something that I noticed in most films! <3

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  3. LOL at beauty and the beast lmfao

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    1. Haha I know! I love the film but I don't get it at all! >_< <3

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  4. hey! dont talk smack about disney! little mermaid is my favourite movie! >:(

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    1. It's not just Disney though. I said I love the films - I love The Little Mermaid! I just don't understand why they do this, especially to little girls.

      Most little girls will want to grow up pretty, while little boys (in general) won't really think about that, they will just want to grow up strong or something. I think stuff like this has a big part in that. <3

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  5. Loved this! I'm happy your blogging so often! ^^ <33333

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  6. no gga this year then?

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    1. Not unless there's a miracle, sorry! I will try to film a video explaining why. <3

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  7. as if little girls and women dont feel shitty enough about themselves anyway without movies doing this to us. im with you on this li!

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    1. oh you should make an animated movie opposite to this! you can make movies and edit right? you should do it! i would pay to watch it for sure! :D

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    2. Ah, I would but I have no idea how to make an animated film! Sorry! Haha <3

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  8. good read, keep it up!

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  9. I never noticed that about the males character design though! I know that usually beautiful girls will get the guy.
    Maybe it is telling guys that they don't have to try that hard with looks or appearances like their female counterparts.

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    1. Maybe! I can't help getting annoyed whenever I see their generic faces though! There are so many other films that do it too! Argh! >_< <3

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  10. Lhouraiili, you should have the decency to at least finish up GGA 2013 AS PROMISED. LAZY BITCH ALERT! SHE CAN SELL NAILS, BLOG AND VIDEO BUT NOT FINISHING GGA 2013 LIAR.

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    1. First of all, you obviously have no idea how long the GGA takes, it's a lot for one person to do.

      Secondly, I have tried and tried to do the GGAs, I've spent well over 72 hours editing/filming/everything. I've had it near to complete at least twice but both times my computer failed me and lost everything. The stress of it provoked an illness so I couldn't do it anymore.

      Lastly, I get paid for making nails, blogging and everything else. I didn't get paid for the GGAs at all, I created it as a gift for the gaijin gyaru community, to celebrate my fellow gyaru. Instead of it being received as a gift, it seems to have been received as an obligation that I have a duty to provide each year, or else I'm a terrible person.

      I have plans for the GGA to continue, but just not with me - as I'm sure you'll be happy to know. <3

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  11. Wow, I never fully noticed until you pointed it out... that is stupid!

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    1. Haha yay, I'm happy you agree! <3

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  12. Ur definitely right, I personally think the male characters look average because the creators want average dude viewers to see themselves in the character and identify with them. Like hey, I'm an average dude too so I can get a beautiful girlfriend! Much of the media caters to people like this and hardly every women, which is why our characters are so ridiculously idealized and out of reach as compared to male characters. It is something that I try pointing out to others as well but people tend to tell me I'm complaining too much or overthinking. The truth is they aren't thinking at all and mindlessly consuming the media around them ... This is how harmful stereotypes are formed .. Anyway thanks for making this post, it's always nice to see someone with a prominent fanbase who also has a brain!

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    1. Ah, this made me so happy to read, thank you for taking the time to comment! People also tell me that I over-think things like this, so it's good to know there's someone else out there who is similar to me in that sense!

      I agree the stereotypes are harmful, and it is shocking how many people refuse to question the negative things that go on around them. It's quite scary, actually! <3

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