So the Wonder Woman 1984 flick has been released. Since I do not have HBO Max, I didn’t actually see it, but I have watched plenty of reviews. As always, the Critical Drinker handles it best
In the movie, there is the Kristin Wiig character. It is a variation on a common cliche, the sexy librarian type. Though she isn’t so really sexy we are told, because she is shy and lacks confidence. She wishes to be like Diana Prince, who has the looks, the confidence, the style, the delivery, etc.
So how does such a character come into being in real life? Probably she would be an introvert to start with. As she was entering her mid teens, she probably started noticing that the fellas were paying more attention to her. Many of them were being rather nice. People (other that same age cohort female rivals) tend to be rather nice to pretty young ladies. They usually give them the benefit of the doubt. This period would be a prime opportunity for for a young lady to develop her social skills. Undoubtedly in the olden days (and maybe sometimes today), there would be a Mom or Aunt in the background coaching her. With this situation, one wonders how a lady as the Kristin Wiig character could come to exist.
On the other hand, a typical shy young male (teens, early twenties) is normally not particularly well liked. Not many are a stud or sports star. They pretty much have little opportunity to develop their social skills. So with respect to this mirror image, it rather easy to see how the common cliche with respect to fellas gets a footing.
Exit question — Is this sexy librarian thing just a movie cliche, or does this kind of thing happen in real life?