Hey TV: Stop Raping Women

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[ew_image url=” http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/02/27/scandal-young.jpg ” credit=”ABC” align=”left”]They’re scenes all too familiar to any TV viewer: A woman is shoved down, she screams or sobs, her eyes grow wide and then blank as she wills herself anywhere else in the world. Lately the small screen has felt particularly thick with such moments of sexual horror, as writers have been churning out story lines in which our saints, our heroines, and our hard and cruel women too, are raped or forced to relive their nightmare of it. Try to imagine a singular abuse endured by an equivalent number of male characters. And yet it seems whenever a female character needs a juicy arc or humanizing touch, writers fall back on the easy, awful crime of rape.

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Today’s Movie Trailer: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’


New Cohen Brothers film + Best Friend in Trailer at 0:26 = Pure Happiness.

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The latest trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s ’60s folk-music meditation Inside Llewyn Davis takes viewers into the wintery world of period-piece New York, full of classic Greenwich Village landmarks and singing Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan.

Oh, and before you ask, that song is called “Dink’s Song” and it’s a traditional folk ballad, not original to the movie. You can hear Dave Van Ronk, the supposed inspiration for Llewyn Davis, singing it here—or see Marcus Mumford and the movie’s Oscar Isaac perform it live here.

Inside Llewyn Davis is due in theaters on Dec. 6, 2013.

(MORERichard Corliss reviews Inside Llewyn Davis at Cannes)

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