For the last week of December, we’re re-posting some of our favorite posts from 2011.
A good mockery can go a long way towards exposing cultural trends. And this faux “Trailer for Every Oscar-Winning Movie Ever,” sent along by Ben N., does a fabulous job of revealing just how damn formulaic American movies can be. It’s a treat:
See also: mocking tampon commercials.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.