30 Cliches and Stereotypes Hollywood Can't Let Go
Cliches! They are absolutely everywhere, and Hollywood just can't seem to avoid them. You’ve got your trusty go tos for your evil characters (they’re a doctor! They have a cat! Their old name is “dead”!) Then, there’s when you need to make sure the audience knows a character is coocoo for cocoa puffs (make them skirt gender norms! Or or or maybe they’re goth! Maybe they are even… lonely or introverted?) If a character is heroic, obviously that means that they are either a) a captain; b) punching the villain (this is for X! And this is for Y!); or c) driving a pickup truck. And we can’t forget that arrogance means eating apples and that being a smart person means wearing glasses and having frizzy, crazy hair (and also maybe being a real jerk). Here are some of the most egregious that keep popping up over and over again.