This week, Scottscope will tackle…romance and relationships?! That’s right; Scottscope will be looking at male/female relations through the exaggerated lens of modern pop culture!
First up, we’ll be taking a look at modern genre films. Superhero movies in particular, are often nerd empowerment fantasies in which a social outcast is blessed with great power. This enables him to land the girl of his dreams, who is often shown to be otherwise wildly out of his league. In a film like True Romance, the girl in question is the proverbial “whore with a heart of gold.” Do these of films foster unrealistic and unhealthy fantasies in the minds of "nerds" and "nice guys"?
Next, we tackle Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop offers any number of rags-to-riches in which paupers become ballers. To hear them tell it, they achieve this transformation by hustling and exhibiting a certain swagger. This gives them access to women that so-called squares can only dream about. Has the alpha male posturing in Hip-Ho