Monday, 28 January 2008

The barren woman's hate list - item #6 - pregnancy films

I realise that there is emerging something of a theme to these diatribes - that is, anyone who's pregnant when I'm not makes the list.

However, I couldn't resist mentioning the recent spate of teenybop, American Pie-style rom coms with pregnancy as their theme, all of which imply that getting a bun in the oven is as simple as selecting a new lip gloss - and then, during the labour scenes, that ejecting said bun is only about as uncomfortable as a bikini wax.

Knocked Up would be the most obvious recent example - and boy, did they trail that film relentlessly - but last night I witnessed a trailer for a new flick called Juno, which appears to be about a gestating 8-year-old. A bus swooshed past me this morning carrying a board for the film. "Everyone's gonna love Juno!" the tagline claimed confidently. I can assure them that they're wrong.

It's worth saying that last night's trailer for this celluloid knife in the heart was sandwiched between the Pampers ad where the baby girl is trying on her mum's shoes, and the Clearblue Digital pregnancy test advert.

Tell me why I don't like Mondays.


mutterings and meanderings said...

Oh hun, you're probably noticing them more than someone like me would.

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