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Hulu’s New Show Showcases Hollywood’s Contempt For Women

By Alyssa Rosenberg on February 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

"Hulu’s New Show Showcases Hollywood’s Contempt For Women"

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This trailer for Paul the Male Matchmaker, the latest in Hulu’s lineup of announced original programming and its second scripted down, is pretty horrifying:

On the other hand, this is a blunt example of what Hollywood thinks is successful: men who essentially despise women and aren’t interested in getting to know them lecturing said women about what it takes to get and keep a man and insisting that they’re worthless without a relationship. I really hope the show is a parody that’s going to aggressively push back on Paul’s condescension, ignorance, and hatefulness. It would be a shame to see a new media venture like Hulu get its original content business off the ground with programming that doesn’t repudiate Hollywood’s worst impulses, and instead, doubles down on them.

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