Because I feel like it’s been fifteen years and we’ve NEVER had that conversation as a society. How did we just let that slide?
Case In Point Of A:
Case In Point Of B:
If I remember aright, Bridget goes to a party that was SUPPOSED to have a costume theme, but the theme was somehow canceled and it was turned into a regular-ass party, which sounds highly implausible, but whatever, whereas Elle is tricked by Selma Blair into THINKING a regular party has a costume theme due to female jealousy, but I mean, come on, how did two super-popular movies in the same year have a scene where the blonde protagonist accidentally wears a one-piece and bunny ears to a party?
And don’t tell me it’s because Bridget Jones was a book first and the other movie guys read the book, because you don’t do that, you don’t just go read books and decide to adapt a single scene out of them into a separate movie. Why did we stand for this? Why didn’t we ask questions? I remember seeing both of those movies that year and thinking that was REALLY WEIRD but nobody else said anything and I thought, huh, maybe I’m just going totally insane and made it up, or no one else noticed, so I’ve kept it to myself until just now, and I’m not going to anymore.
IT WOULD BE LIKE IF IN THE SAME YEAR THERE WAS ALSO A BIG “BEND AND SNAP” SCENE IN SHREK OR SOMETHING AND EVERYONE JUST PRETENDED NOT TO NOTICE. WHY ISN’T SOMEONE BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS??
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.