With stereotypes so prevalent in movies, I was thinking of what I considered some of the most accurate and astute characters representing female and male psyches out there. Some I came up with would be. WOMAN Woman have a long tradition of sexism in Hollywood, but they also have a stronger unified voice that communicates many of the issues they face. ------------------------------- 1) Mean girls -a bit of a farce, but there is refreshing truth there as well. 2) The Good Girl -nice, nuanced portrayal of a woman stuck in a dead end life. 3) Sex and the City -a series, sometimes over the top and shrill, but very well done and astute. 4) Any series by Zwick and co...I.e. My So Called Life, and Once and Again, ThirtySomthing. All amazingly well written. 5) Thirteen -gritty and shocking portrayal of girls entering adolescent. MEN Men are difficult to portray accurately. We still suffer many societal stereotypes and social pressures, yet lack a consolidated modern social movement to communicate the prejudices. Men do Benefit from a history of largely monopolizing the main perspective in movies and art. ----------------------- 1) In the company of men -touches on some very accurate aspects of the male psyche despite going a bit over the top. The frustration of the "nebish" man over the woman choosing the sociopathic bully over him, despite the bullies obvious misogynistic behavior, as well as some of the dialogue, rings very true. 2) Some aspects of Sideways, though it is a touch romanticized. About Schmidt is also solid, showing accurate ennui and listlessness from the male perspective. 3) Much of Woody Allen is very astute, but it can often sacrifice honesty for the sake of comedy. 4) perhaps Punch Drunk Love. A bit of a fairytale, but some nice subtle work there.