Marvel films objectify men more than women (viewer complaints)

The release of Black Widow has given Marvel Studios a chance to look back on its past depiction of women, Scarlett Johnansson’s Black Widow, in particular, and question where it made some mistakes in earlier films and how to address them going forward, but what’s fascinating is that Marvel Studios executive producer Victoria Alonso says that the studio gets more complaints over how it objectifies men over how it objectifies women.

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-fans-complain-more-men-objectified-than-women/

No one wants to see a short chubby bald guy kicking ass. I thought this was understood. Only women and liberal men care about that “fat acceptance” and “body shaming”. Ironically, the only people who fat shame women are other women. But it’s easier to blame men.

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It’s obvious to anyone who watches those films that the beefcake scenes outnumber the cheesecake scenes by at least a factor of 10 to 1.

Every male main character in the MCU has done at least one shirtless scene, even ones where it makes no fucking sense. Bruce Banner, sure, that makes sense. He was shirtless all the time in the comics due to his transformation destroying his clothes. Captain America is also shirtless in the comics when he is administered the super soldier serum to show the changes in his physique. But the rest? Almost never shirtless in the comics. Meanwhile, how many of the MCU ladies have been paraded around on screen in their underwear like Alice Eve in the Star Trek movies? Not many, if any.

Even scenes where the guys shirts are on, they do gratuitous greased up vascular straining biceps scene that are such a staple of action movies. How are those any different from scenes showing bouncing cleavage on the ladies? They are both meant to feature the attractiveness of the stars and to titillate the audiences.

Bottom line, showing attractive people being attractive is part of why the unwashed masses love movies. It’s a major part of the business. If you don’t want to show off how attractive you are and be ogled by a bunch of horny men/women, you got into the wrong fucking business.

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It’s average and normal people saving the day because it’s reality. There are no heroes with bodybuilder’s physiques saving a drowning person or from a burning home. It’s always normal looking guys. There’s a video of an obese man lifting up a part of a helicopter to save a man trapped underneath it.

I demand more representation of normal and overweight men. And also trannies. The OG wants more trannies in the MCU.

Not to mention young boys look at someone like Chris Hemsworth and think - “that would be awesome to look like that. I’m going to lift weights”

In shape women aren’t seen as aspirational - even though they are - they’re held up as ‘unrealistic depictions’ by other women

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Yeah some woman who looks like she just eats right and jogs is considered an unrealistic depiction but the same isn’t said about a guy juiced to the max working out 10 hrs a day.

The point is young lads see that and are inspired by it.

Women are told it’s unhealthy to want to look like gal Gadot

Even though the aspirational physique for women is far easier to attain than the aspirational physique for men

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It’s average and normal people saving the day because it’s reality. There are no heroes with bodybuilder’s physiques saving a drowning person or from a burning home. It’s always normal looking guys. There’s a video of an obese man lifting up a part of a helicopter to save a man trapped underneath it.

I demand more representation of normal and overweight men. And also trannies. The OG wants more trannies in the MCU.
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Not MCU, but the greatest fallacy of Superman is that as a super-powered alien he needs to be particularly fit-looking, other than to not look silly in the outfit. Batman is a different story, since he’s human, but the movies have done a good job of having him look fit but not with a bodybuilder physique, and having the costume make him looked ripped for intimidation.

Critical Drinker just did a video about this:

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Yuck!!! Boobs!!!

Power Girl: funny story about those puppies - artist who used to draw her told the writer “”I’m going to make her titties bigger in each issue until an editor says something about it…” and he did. The size they were at that time then became how they remained going forward until a later time when a female editor made them draw her a little less busty and without the peekaboo cut-out. They later reverted to this version.

Probably my favorite cartoon/comic with an overpowered Superman type of character is the Japanese anime/manga One-Punch Man, who just looks like an ordinary putz. He does, in fact, look silly in the outfit. Yet he is so powerful that he has yet to find anyone who he can’t turn into a puddle of goop with one punch. Most of the show is about how boring it is being a massively overpowered superhero, and he spends most of his day playing video games.

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Adam West & George Reeves both managed to get a bit pudgy.

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