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Scottscope Talk Radio 11/27/2012: True Romance!

Scottscope Talk Radio 11/27/2012: True Romance!

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