I've looked worse than that after yard work.
My favorite example of this comes from Game Of Thrones. In the books, Tyrion Lannister's facial wounds are described thusly:
"Three-quarters of his nose was gone, and a chunk of his lip. Someone had sewn the torn flesh together with catgut, and their clumsy stitches were still in place across the seam of raw, red, half-healed flesh."
And, of course, here's how the show interpreted that:
"Three one-hundredths of his nose was gone, but his lip was still strong and sensual. Aww yeah."
That, right there, symbolizes the just balls-out hilarious mixed message Hollywood sends about, well, everything. In this case, what they're saying about violence/conflict clashes spectacularly with what they're showing. "Avoid fighting at all costs, children, or else you'll get this badass, sexy, totally painless scar!"
Now, tell me how many times you've seen this: We're on the verge of a battle, and a thoughtful warrior bemoans the need for bloodshed:
William "Braveheart" Wallace: "I came back home to raise crops, and, God willing, a family. If I can live in peace, I will."
Faramir from The Lord Of The Rings (looking at a fallen enemy soldier): "His sense of duty was no less than yours ... war will make corpses of us all."
Yoda: "'A great warrior?' Wars not make one great, you c**k."
Then, within a few minutes, comes the most beautifully choreographed, thrilling, badass, orgasmic action you've ever seen. At the end of which, the good guys stand victorious, as the battle has solved all of their problems.
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