Tell Us Now: 20 Dumb Mistakes Hollywood Makes About Your Life
Movies and TV shows are supposed to be relatable. They're deliberately populated with everyday folks we can relate to, with everyday jobs we can relate to, in everyday cities, with everyday hobbies. We're supposed to see ourselves in these characters. Doctors, lawyers, sex workers, Jesus's family-hunting Symbologists…it's not like these are obscure professions.
Which makes it all the more baffling when the shows get the most basic details about those jobs, cities, hobbies, and other aspects of our lives wrong. Aren't there supposed to be teams of people doing enough research to get this stuff right? We're not asking for a whole-ass documentary, here—that'd be boring and full of less attractive people—all we want is a little teeny-tiny bit of accuracy. Is that so much to ask for?
We asked our readers on Facebook to debunk the dumbest stereotypes that movies and shows spread about their lives. Here's what they told us: