Like most people I too have a smartphone. And like most people I like gaming. Where am I going with this- I am telling the sequence of events that inspired me to write this post.
So I was there checking for good games. Killing-gangster kind of insanely addictive games with more hours to kill (literally and figuratively) So I was reading reviews, seeing pictures et cetera et cetera and suddenly I see this particular game that has girls in it. Now one might think the girl is the gangster or something in the lines of it. But in the game they (the girls with irritating outfits) were arm candy for the gangster hero/boss or henchman or whomever. And then it dawned on me that these people have not left even games alone. I am not talking feminist. There are many brilliant action movies with female protagonists. What I am talking about is the many gangster/spy/action movies the women in it are hot as hell and they are either evil, as in the spy from the villain side seducing the hero people or a femme fatale who ends up hopelessly in love with the bad boy (of course he is the hero) or a moll. And again I am emphasizing that they are all hot as hell and definite skimpy clothes. My question is why is it so? They really don’t need a soft side, they are gangsters after all. Killing for a living.
When it comes to spy movies, its even absurd. Of course I enjoy bond movies for the gadgets, the light-vein storyline (that heroes are winners) and last but not the least the bond girls. There is always steamy kiss scenes and a much more action scenes involving bond saving the girl, who by the way had no purpose to be there. Yes, this arm candy, femme fatale thing is a definite crowd puller. No doubt. But I think its about time it should be a thing of the past and there should be hell a lot of more action in such movies. One can go to rom-coms for the hot chicks. And the theory of good girls falling in love with bad boys is a cliche.Hollywood action movies at least have rhyme and reason for their arm candy.
I can’t finish the blog without actually talking about bollywood (hindi movies) and kollywood (tamil movies- and I am never talking about the telugu film industry) Every villain does have a girl with really really skimpy clothes with him ( and no tamil or hindi cinema is without a villain who shouts AAAAYYYEEE and profanity is must and the words are beeped..beep beep beep) The girl doesn’t need to act. She just needs to fit in clothes that are two sizes small and stand next to the villain and give a sort of look. The look by itself is incomprehensible. But I assume she was probably going for a sultry bedroom eyes and I am the boss’s candy kind but its downright disgusting look. If I said cliche for hollywood movies then indian movies in this genre is 10 powered cliche. The plot is simple. hero-heroine-friend-villain-villain arm candy-villain bodyguards-villain disturbs life of hero’s someone important. Hero takes revenge, villain strikes back and again hero strikes and finally the hero wins. Ofcourse there is always the best friend who dies (bros before whores is a must dialogue) and the hero’s gf/wife/arm candy is supremely cute.
Cliched power 10. Women can do better. I hope. And villains can do even better without the bad dames. Don’t spoil the gaming public by taking this whole gangster/action movie thing to a whole new level.
P.S : I saw too many bad movies and I have no where else to go lament