question of the day: What was the most sexist movie or movie moment in 2011?

Sucker Punch Emily Browning Carla Gugino

Yesterday’s QOTD, a tie-in with the feminist-friendly categories of the year-end awards nominations of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, was about a net positive: the most kickass female action character of 2011. Today, we go the other way.

The AWFJ awards features several categories that dishonor the misogyny of Hollywood. Here are our nominees in a few of those areas:

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award

The Hollywood Reporter for failing to invite any women to join the Directors Roundtable
I Melt With You, production and cast
Jack and Jill, production and cast
Something Borrowed, production and cast
Sucker Punch, production and cast

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent

• Jennifer Aniston
• Kate Hudson
• Sarah Jessica Parker
• Amanda Seyfried
• All actresses in New Year’s Eve

Most Egregious Age Difference

Albert Nobbs – Glenn Close (64) and Mia Wasikowska (22)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Daniel Craig (43) and Rooney Mara (26)
Midnight in Paris – Owen Wilson (43) and Léa Seydoux (26)
Sleeping Beauty – Emily Browning (23) and Man 1 (Peter Carroll, 68), Man 2 (Chris Haywood, 63) and Man 3 (Hugh Keays-Byrne, 64)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Bella (18) and Edward (over 100)

The AWFJ winners will be announced January 10. In the meantime:

What was the most sexist movie or movie moment in 2011?

I’m going with Sucker Punch. It was an early contender back in March, and no film bested it — worsted it? — for the rest of the year.


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