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    22 Ways Women Are Constantly Misrepresented In Movies

    Look, no woman is finding time for grooming during an apocalypse.

    Recently, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share unrealistic things women do in movies but almost never in real life. People had a lot to say, so here are the infuriating results:

    1. Rarely, if ever, wear the same outfit twice

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    "Sure, it's fun seeing new pieces, but no female character ever repeats a jacket, shoes, or blouse. What waitress or nanny has the money to own so many clothes, especially given the reality that women are still paid less than men?"

    mcoates38

    2. Wear a bra during sex and always cover up their boobs with a sheet afterward

    Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis laying next to each other after sex in "Friends With Benefits" and the sheet is pulled up over Mila's chest, but not Justin's
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    "Keeping their bra on during sex."

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    "Let them hang out!" 

    sarahecarmichael

    3. Wake up looking refreshed or wearing a full face of makeup

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    "Waking up with perfect makeup on."

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    4. Have glamorous and flowing hair after taking it out of a ponytail or bun

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    "Two words: hair dent."

    alicebraz

    "When they take their hair down from a bun or ponytail after doing something and automatically look like they're in a hair product commercial with luscious, perfectly flowing hair. I look like a gremlin."

    —ktso14

    5. Keep up with shaving and grooming, regardless of living through a literal apocalypse

    A zombie chasing a dolled up woman running with a smoothie
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    "Perfectly groomed during any apocalyptic scenario! No armpit hair, shaved legs, and perfect brows. The least they’ll do is tone down her makeup, but anything else? Heaven forbid she looks less than a 10."

    leighg492d3918e

    "Shaving during an apocalypse."

    villanelle

    6. Throw away a dream job for a man

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    "My business is struggling. Oh, what's that? A ruggedly handsome man that verbally put me down but played it off as a joke? I'M IN LOVE! I'm giving up my bakery and marrying him at once!"

    Retrocrebbon

    7. Never pee after sex

    Michael Ealy and Taraji P. Henson cuddling in "Think Like A Man Too"
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    "Like, no girl, go pee so you don’t get a UTI!"

    egoalter21

    8. Wear high heels to work physically demanding jobs

    Anne Hathaway wearing heels while walking a dog and carrying a bunch of shopping bags in "The Devil Wears Prada"
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    "High heels in a place or profession where no sane woman would wear them. Especially police detectives, adventurers, archaeologists on location, and others with physically demanding jobs."

    superkay

    9. Engage in physical activity with their hair flying all over the place

    Amanda Bynes playing a soccer game with her hair down in "She's the Man"
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    "Do movie writers honestly not realize how obnoxious and in the way hair gets?"

    shaunabraun

    10. And maintain flawless hair and makeup after a big fight scene

    Brie Larson with perfect hair after a battle in "Captain Marvel"
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    "When there’s a fight scene and afterward their hair and makeup is still perfect! Even their injuries are perfectly placed so they still look flawless."

    luvharrystyles

    11. Try on upward of 20 outfits while a friend watches

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    "No one has time for this. Maybe three to four outfits tops."

    jamesarthurwrites

    12. Wear matching lingerie sets at all times

    Brittany Snow wearing a matching lingerie set in "John Tucker Must Die"
    20th Century Fox Film Corp/ Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Always having lingerie sets on, even with chance encounters you had no idea to prepare for. No one wears cute underwear all the time."

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    13. Treat their best friend as a sidekick or as a sounding board for their troubled love life

    Maya Rudolph showing Kristen Wiig her engagement ring in "Bridesmaids"
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    "I would feel so guilty if I dragged my friend around in my everyday drama like they don’t have a life. Realistically, that’s a very toxic friendship with no balance."

    giantbuffswordlady

    14. Become beautiful overnight by removing their "ugly" glasses or by straightening their hair

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    "Growing up with frizzy, curly hair and glasses, it truly made me self-conscious when the main character would be considered 'beautiful' after straightening their hair and getting contacts (see She’s All That, The Princess Diaries, etc). Now I love my curls and have so many pairs of glasses for different outfits, but growing up with that stigma was tough!"

    laurenb4c686df00

    15. Orgasm immediately from penetrative sex without any foreplay or lube

    Sally faking an orgasm in "When Harry Met Sally"
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    "Passionate, satisfying, penetrative sex without one second of foreplay or lube. Then just putting her undies back on and going back to work like she doesn’t have a goddamn bog between her legs."

    PHM8

    16. Look ready for the runway at 7:30 in the morning for a day of high school

    The cast of "Mean Girls" looking too glamorous and put together for a day of school
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    "When high school girls in movies look better than some celebrities I've seen on red carpets. Nobody looks that freakin' good at 7:30 in the morning."

    izzyraehol

    17. Need to get married and have children in order to feel fulfilled in life

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    "If that's what you want out of life, that's great! However, there are a lot of women like myself who don't. I'd love to see more movies depicting those kinds of women."

    egc26

    18. Make it everybody's business when they get their period or never get their period at all

    Character in "Mean Girls" saying, "but I can't help it if I've got a heavy flow and wide-set vagina"
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    "When it’s so obvious a girl on her period is written by men. With almost all women, you would never be able to tell when we’re on our periods. Most of us don’t openly start yelling about all that’s gone wrong that day in front of all our coworkers because we’re bleeding out of our vaginas. (That’s an actual scene in movies I’ve watched)."

    madylaine

    "No one ever seeming to get their periods, even during times of disaster, kidnapping, etc."

    Cw2080

    19. Lounge around the house alone and fully clothed, rather than hanging in sweats or pajamas

    Beyonce lounging on a chaise in "The Pink Panther"
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    "Not just women, but when people hang out alone in their house fully dressed in their regular clothes, especially jeans and bras."

    izabellad

    20. Only talk to other women about men

    The mother in "Back To The Future" saying to another woman, "He's an absolute dream"
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    "More movies need to pass the Bechdel test."

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    21. Eat ice cream straight out of the tub whenever they're sad

    Bridget Jones eating ice cream straight out of the tub
    Universal / courtesy Everett Collection

    "I've never in my life, or known any of my female friends to be a total wreck after a breakup, only consoled by eating ice cream straight out of the tub."

    haleyhelena

    22. And are overly clumsy for the sake of appealing to a romantic interest.

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    "I'm very clumsy and it bugs me SO much when 'quirky' women are portrayed as clumsy, but only in cute ways around their crush and not accidentally whacking people in the face."

    l4b8a7d01f

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

    Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comment section below about any unrealistic things you've noticed women do in movies!