If iconic female roles were played by men (video)

I’m not sure if there’s a lesson in this or not, but it’s a funny, and evocative, video.

They basically took iconic female scenes from the movies and put a male actor in instead.


It’s really quite interesting. Some are disturbing, others (to me at least) seem quite normal.

What do you think?

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23 Responses to “If iconic female roles were played by men (video)”

  1. kieraeastedi321 says:

    my roomate’s step-sister makes $89 /hour on the laptop
    . She has been fired for 6 months but last month her pay check was $12025 just
    working on the laptop for a few hours. look at this now F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

  2. putaro says:

    Wasn’t that supposedly what happened with a Nixon vs Kennedy debate? People who watched it on TV thought Kennedy won (because Nixon was sweating and looked shifty) while people who listened to it on the radio thought Nixon won.

  3. Sean says:

    Yeah, the two guys in the pool! I remembered them after I posted my joke question. Oops.

  4. Whatever the movie was with the hot guy being laid down by the woman – it didn’t really bother me with her taking the lead, though, admittedly, it seemed funny having her rub her hand down his chest. And the two guys kissing in the pool didn’t bother me either ;-)

  5. That reminds me, in an odd way, of watching a political debate in Sweden during the national elections and, not being able to understand the dialogue, simply watching the body language of the candidates. It was amazing. I could tell that the opposite leader was nervous to begin with, then during the second half really came into her own. Though I suspect the second half was too late. But it’s amazing what you can learn by tuning the sound out – but then, the question becomes whether people who CAN understand the dialogue will have the same reaction as those who don’t.

  6. annetteboardman says:

    I never had been disturbed by Pretty Woman and their relationship (which was rather Disney-ish in the film, or at least that was how I read it first time around) until I watched it dubbed in Italy, when I could not follow the language and just watched the body language. Then it got really creepy, really disturbing. And in a way, a much better film.

  7. Ex-Joehio says:

    I didn’t have any problem with any of them – they all seemed like they could be scenes from real movies to me. Some of the excessively passive stuff seems a little hokey when the men do it, but then it seems hokey to me when women do it, too.

  8. Sean says:

    OK Mr. Aravosis, exactly which scenes “seemed normal” to you!….On second thought, I don’t want to know. (BTW, I loved this.)

  9. pappyvet says:

    All of this is fun in a titillating sort of a way. How about some real action. Sigourney Weaver as Indiana Jones for an example. Or Helen Mirren as James Bond.

  10. Drew2u says:

    Obligatory “Hawkeye Initiative” post.
    There’s something in cinema, that I can’t remember, which is a similar test. When writing or reading a script, take a look at the protagonist and see if it matters if the character is male or female (essentially I would assume this would apply across any spectrum).

  11. Indigo says:


  12. UncleBucky says:

    A software cat… Made me laugh! thx.

  13. NCMan says:

    The only thing I find disturbing is that they felt a need to “modify” the Sharon Stone scene from “Basic Instinct” when having a man play the part by putting a pair of underwear on him. That kind of changes the entire scene to something completely different and undoes the entire point of the exercise.

  14. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    I didn’t find any of it disturbing. Well, I was disturbed that the swimming pool scene didn’t go on a bit more.

  15. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    The spray bottles are going to mess up our computers.

  16. Adm Naismith says:

    The way it’s re-played, I got that feeling of Her dominating Him. At least Her asserting Herself over Him. Maybe that’s enough to be considered ‘dominating’ in an otherwise patriarchal scenario

  17. Jade says:


  18. Disqus is a cat.

  19. Jade says:

    The only thing I find disturbing about this is that the Pretty Woman scene is considered an example of “dominance.”

  20. 2karmanot says:

    Discus is evil and must be destroyed #almost snark

  21. I know Disqus was melting down yesterday. Is something not working today too?

  22. Adm Naismith says:

    I don’t find it at all disturbing (apart from that twinkly vampire’s completely creepy and inappropriate stalking behaviour).
    I find it pretty sexy, all told.

    Why doesn’t Disqus work on this page? it works everywhere else for me.

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