Trainwreck’s Dianna and Hollywood’s one-dimensional career woman

When #TFEL is not being portrayed in the ideal way…


Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck has shattered some implicit gender politics boundaries: Schumer’s character, Amy, is a philandering, free-spirit whose unabashed personality and loose tongue captures the attention of soft, nurturing Dr. Connors — played by Bill Hader. Flipping gender polarity on its head feels like a relief. But there’s one role in the movie that still resides in the cinematic stone age: Tilda Swinton’s Dianna.

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Dianna is Hollywood’s typical female boss. She is a powerful executive, in-charge and assertive, with a rigid attitude. Dianna demands ruthless efficiency, disregard for personal lives, and exercises an egregious abuse of authority.

As the high-profile editor of a men’s magazine titled S’nuff, she assigns difficult and uncomfortable stories to her subordinates — less of a challenge than it is an affirmation of authority — and is even shown threatening to fire Amy while Amy is attending her boyfriend’s award ceremony…

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