Music & Culture
Friends with Benefits: Not!
Written by Nicole | February 25, 2011
The recent film No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman is about two friends who become ‘sex buddies’ and eventually fall in love. It’s ironic because 9 times out of 10 it doesn’t work out that way, and in fact the opposite occurs. The friendship completely dwindles and is solely based on sex, and nothing more. Hollywood has completely run out of ideas, because guess what? This summer another film will hit a theater- near- you called Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The movie premise is completely the same, two friends casually have sex and then fall in love.
It’s sad when the movie industry glorifies this type of ‘relationship’ you might call it, because it’s completely unrealistic and promotes casual sex which isn’t what our value (as women) should consist of. Long gone are the days when women were treasured and respected as more than just casual sex flings. Let’s stand up for what is right, and fight against the stereotype that our only worth is in our bodies. Why should this upcoming movie deserve our money when we’ve already seen the same thing, over and over? Simple answer: It doesn’t.