What do the following six films have in common?
Gone With the Wind
The Sound Of Music
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Well, for one thing they’re all chick flicks of one sort or another, The Exorcist being the least conventional of them — a horror film but a chick flick all the same, with two females, a mother and a daughter, at the center of it and all the male protagonists in supporting roles. The others are romances told principally from the point of view of women.
They also represent six of the ten highest grossing films of all time, in adjusted dollars.
Think about that, consider it in light of contemporary Hollywood’s deep, almost instinctive mistrust of chick flicks. You realize that this mistrust is not rooted in commercial calculation but in the prejudice of the collapsed males who run Hollywood — not in money but in the fear of strong women by men with little teeny tiny dicks.