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

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.