Director: Joe Nussbaum
Stars: Amanda Byrnes
OMG, like, I totally have to post my photo so I can have randoms rate it, so I can be like, the fairest in the land. ‘Cause my life goal is to be hotter than everyone else and I just love it when men rate my appearance. Also, I oppress men randomly just for fun, lol!
That is my interpretation of what the writer and director of Sydney White thinks about women. Seriously dudes, fuck you.
I can think of only three good things to say about this movie. It solidified my opinion that ninjas are cooler than pirates, it helped me concoct a nefarious plot about an awesome radfem sorority and it had a presidential election with two female candidates.
From the opening moments of the film when sexual harassment was trivialised I knew this would be a film I’d love to hate. It was definitely a manifestation of the one woman syndrome. Either you’re a replica dude or your only purpose in life is to be fucked and/or fucked over. It portrayed sisterhood as superficial and male bonding as supreme. It was essentially a movie about how one woman oppressed a bunch of dudes until another woman helped them find out that being a nerd is really cool (dudely wish fulfillment strikes again).
It was a modern retelling of Snow White. The witch was a hawt woman in charge of a sorority, so there wasn’t even an evil queen of awesomeness, as in the animated version. The kiss was bestowed on the protagonist by a frat boy. I don’t know about you, but if a frat boy randomly kissed me while I was asleep, my response would be swift and violent, not a slow awakening and an eye flutter.
No points for originality, no points for style. Zero stars.
(Rebel Grrl had a different viewpoint. She blames excellently on the homophobic and racist angle that I was too lazy to cover)