History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / Film

28th Mar '17 5:02:15 PM Golondrina
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

%%
%%
%%
%% This list of examples has been alphabetized. Please add your example in the proper place. Thanks!
%%
%%
%%
15th Mar '17 6:08:11 PM Golondrina
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Lambert's CruelAndUnusualDeath in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' involves the sinewy tail of the Xenomorph sliding up between her legs, and then cutting to Ripley listening to Lambert's grunts of pain before cutting out. Given the film's infamous sexual overtones, the parallels with a rape scene were very likely intentional.
* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane'' contains a very dark example: the scene wherein [[spoiler:Mandy]] murders Chloe is heavily sexualized.
* Curt Connors' use of the Lizard serum in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' is very reminiscent of a drug addiction.
--> '''Creator/RhysIfans''': So in a sense, it's almost like what crystal meth would do to an addict, where you feel all powerful and almost a sense of hubris that you can do anything, and that for Connors becomes addictive. That's why he returns to being the Lizard, and guys who are on powerful drugs want everyone else to feel the same, regardless of its social benefits. They want everyone to feel that great, because they feel great.
* Joseph Losey's ''The Assassination of Trotsky'' has a long and extremely graphic bullfight sequence about halfway through the movie, witnessed by the character who [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ultimately assassinates Trotsky]]. Quite possibly the most unsubtle (and needlessly grotesque) bit of foreshadowing in cinema history.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Thor Loki]] tries to brainwash [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] with his very long staff, but fails due to Tony's arc reactor protecting his heart.
-->'''Loki''' (a confused and frustrated look upon his face): This usually works!
-->'''Tony''': Well, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight performance issues]]? It's not uncommon. One out of five...
* In the 1956 movie ''Baby Doll'', Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach in his film debut) sneaks into the house, finds a rocking horse in the nursery and raucously straddles it while hitting it with his riding crop while "Shame, Shame, Shame" plays.
* Noni and Kid Culprit's disasterous BET performance in Film/BeyondTheLights. To recap: The entire performance was already primed to be extremely sexual with Noni and Kid Culprit simulating sex on a bed on stage. But it begins to cross the line into dangerous territory when Noni, trying to shed off some of her sexual image, refuses to strip on-stage as was choreographed and maneuvers herself out from underneath Kid Culprit on the bed. He in turn furiously pushes her down several times and attempts to disrobe her much to hers and to some in the audience's shock. Continuing the performance, Noni slides down Kid Culprit's legs, only to have him hold her head down near his crotch, refusing to let her up even when she tries to get up several times. The performance ends with Noni publicly humiliated. The sexual-assault imagery is so overt that ByTheBookCop Kaz is inches from punching Kid Culprit on stage on national television.
* There was a scene in ''Film/CitySlickers'' where Mitch and Phil are talking about what seems to be impotence but they're really talking about using the VCR. And they've been at it for four hours.
* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', an AlternateHistory where the South won the Civil War, features several false propaganda films supposedly from the Fifties that portray those favoring the abolition of slavery as evil ("Watch out, because your neighbor could be an Abby!"). Later in the {{Mockumentary}} there's another propaganda piece that asks "Have you now, or have you ever been, a homosexual?" Both are intended to be similar to the RedScare fear of communism.
* Hoo boy, this exchange in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' when John convinces the villain (who looks like both a member of the village people and Freddy Mercury) to let go of his daughter and have a knife fight with him.
-->'''John''': You don't want to pull the trigger. You want to put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going while you turn it. That's what you want to do, right?
-->'''Bennett''': ''(With an orgasmic expression on his face.)'' I can kill you John.
-->'''John''': Come on, let the girl go, just between you and me, don't deprive yourself of some pleasure, come on Bennett, let's party!
-->'''Bennett''': I can beat you, I don't need the girl hahah, I DON'T NEED THE GIRL! I don't need the gun John. I can beat you. I DON'T NEED NO GUN! AND I'LL KILL YOU NOW!
** The fights ends with [[spoiler:John impaling Bennett on a long hard steam pipe.]]
* A classic example is from the late 80's comedy ''The Couch Trip'' where on a radio call-in show, John Burns (Creator/DanAykroyd) suggests to a man trying to overcome a problem with premature ejaculation, to imagine working on his car instead. His description of taking apart a transmission... well, if the caller had had the opposite problem, it would've helped.
* From ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfcsaFPclA Joker falls out of his clown truck and Batman is driving towards him on the Batpod.]]
--> [[TooKinkyToTorture "Come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it, come on, hit me..."]]
** Which is echoing a similar scene from the 1989 ''Batman'' film, this time with the Joker standing in front of his parade float and Bats in the Batwing. Then Joker pulls a [[VisualInnuendo rather long gun out of his pants]] [[DoubleEntendre as Batman comes ever closer...]]
*** ...to the climax [[spoiler:of the film.]]
* ''Don't Be a Menace'' features gangsta Loc Dog receiving a package of white powder from his friend, promising him that he'll get some when it's ready. Loc then measures, tests, and puts the powder in an apparatus on the stove. Of course at the end of the scene, it's shown that he's not processing heroin but rather baking a tasty cake instead.
* In one version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' movie, Jonathan cuts his finger while dining with the Count, who gets a little too... excited about this and wants to suck Jonathan's finger.
** In the Coppola version, Lucy enthuses about Quincy's big "thing" - namely, his bowie knife.
* In ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', Tammy's lines about rides on her tractor sound a lot like describing sex. She even [[SmokingHotSex has a smoke afterwards,]] which becomes a plot point.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'':
** As with ''Film/{{District 9}}'', Neil Blomkamp makes little effort to be subtle in his symbolism. Lets see, an impoverished and overcrowded land with a primarily Spanish-speaking population trying desperately to get to the place where all the wealth and resources seem to be concentrated. The mostly white, English-speaking population of the wealthy land aggressively trying to keep the masses of non-citizens at bay. The bulk of the film even takes place in Los Angeles, in case the rest was too subtle.
** The movie also mirrors the "white flight" pattern seen in many American cities: minorities move into a city, causing middle- and and upper-class whites to move to the suburbs, and when minorities start moving to the suburbs, whites move to ''further'' suburbs. The logical conclusion to this is for the upper class to build their own ''space station.''.
* The SplitScreenPhoneCall between Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/ReneeZellweger in ''Film/DownWithLove'' has a strong sexual innuendo.
* In ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' (the 1987 movie) there is this bit:
--> '''Connie Swail''' (who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice): How come his is so much bigger than yours?
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': Miss?
--> '''Connie Swail''': The gun.
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': I've never needed more.
* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendships and marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships were not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]], didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seen as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Kylo Ren]] interrogating an abducted [[spoiler:Rey]] while the latter is tied down and in obvious terror and pain has more than a few parallels with a rape scene.
* An early scene in ''Film/FrenchCancan'' has showman Danglard and his newest starlet Nini visit a dance teacher to create a new version of the cancan. When they arrive at the studio, the dancers lounging around in their underwear look more like hookers than hoofers.
* In ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' the scene where Vermeer pierces Griet's ear for her as well as touching her lips is symbolic of her losing her virginity as well as the scene where he sees her hair (it's played like he saw her naked).
* The fourth film of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film franchise has a certain scene in which Lord Voldemort and Harry scream and groan in some very suggestive ways. Especially if it is heard without the video.
** It's even preceded by this line:
--->'''Voldemort''': (...) no matter, no matter. Things have changed. I can ''touch'' you now!
** The same movie contains a scene of the imposter of Mad-Eye Moody beginning to rummage like crazy through his shelves, pushing glass bottles aside and obviously ''frantically'' searching for something. It's the polyjuice potion, to keep his appearance up, but to anyone who knows the behavior of an alcoholic searching for booze, this scene was a great depiction of it.
** The sixth film gives us Felix Felicis, a luck potion that apparently makes Harry behave like he was high.



* When Barbossa in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' calls the brawling Pirate Court to order, he steps onto the table with a pistol in one hand and, curiously, chain shot in the other. During his speech, we get a shot of Jack peering through his legs, where you can clearly see a pair of huge, cast-iron balls.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' short 'So You Want to be a Pirate': "I just love long, hard things that go boom!" (referring to a cannon).
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMen1'':
*** Magneto's description of God sounds a lot like Professor X. Doubles as FridgeBrilliance after it's revealed in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' that Magneto views mutants to be gods among insects, and there is no one in the world he respects (and loves, as we learn in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'') more than his old friend.
---->'''Magneto''': I've always thought of God as a teacher, a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding.
*** The relationship between Charles and Erik is set up as being akin to the relationship between MartinLutherKingJr and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX; near the end of the film, Erik even quotes Malcolm X's line, "By any means necessary."
*** If you didn't already get the suggestion that Senator Kelly was akin to [[RedScare Senator Joseph [=McCarthy=],]] the fact he claims he has a list of known mutants early on the film should be a clue.
*** A line from Mystique that's [[HarsherInHindsight more noticeable in hindsight]] due to the increased attention toward school bullying, especially of gay students.
---->'''Mystique:''' People like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Bobby Drake "comes out" with his mutant powers to his parents, who respond, [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster "Have you tried ''not'' being a mutant?"]] Director Creator/BryanSinger and actor Creator/IanMcKellen are gay, and were asked for assistance in writing this scene, basing it on a "coming out" conversation.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name." Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way she appears and her true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender. Also the words "slave name" were used by the likes of Malcom X or Muhammad Ali rejecting their surnames likely given to one of their ancestors by a former master.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Hank [=McCoy=] says about his mutation, "You didn't ask, so I didn't tell."
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Between going through a personal hell, his mind clearly not working straight, it being the '70s and him shooting up to dull the pain, Xavier closely resembles a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran. Creator/JamesMcAvoy has even called it his ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' look.
*** There is Jesus imagery surrounding Charles; his story arc is almost a metaphor for Jesus accepting his role as a martyr, with Xavier having to choose between life as a man, or getting in that wheelchair and suffering to save the world.
*** The images from the BadFuture of mutants being branded to identify them, camps full of mutants, and those who helped them being marched to off-screen executions is strongly reminiscent of the Holocaust. Given the X-Men series' penchant for drawing that parallel, it's undoubtedly deliberate.
*** The footage of the mutants fighting at the [[spoiler:Paris Peace Conference]] is eerily reminiscent of the Zapruder film, right down to the small format and shaky cam.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': En Sabah Nur's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse. In addition to the not-so-subtle shot of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]] against his will]] while his captor looms threateningly over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]
*** What really drives the rape metaphor home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with Xavier was all about taking control over the victim, which is the primary method a rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]'', one of the wolf pack's wives gets her face nearly clawed off because she made her wolfman angry. But she forgives him, and acts like it never happened, because that's what good women do. UnfortunateImplications abound whether or not this is meant to be taken literally (and with Creator/StephenieMeyer's writing, who can say?)
* In ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', Tammy's lines about rides on her tractor sound a lot like describing sex. She even [[SmokingHotSex has a smoke afterwards,]] which becomes a plot point.
* The scene at the start of ''Film/StuartLittle'' where the Littles meet and decide to adopt Stuart plays out like a white family adopting a black kid. The adoption agent even says "We try to discourage parents from adopting outside their own... species. It rarely works out".
* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', Frenzy spread-eagling himself over a computer terminal he'd plugged into, twitching and yelping.
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': The girl who aggressively hits on Sam gets squirted in the face... just not by Sam. Of course, Sam doesn't really help the scene by yelling, "Oh my God your face! Lemme get some wetnaps for your face!"

to:

* When Barbossa in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' calls the brawling Pirate Court to order, he steps onto the table with a pistol in one hand and, curiously, chain shot in the other. During his speech, we get a shot of Jack peering through his legs, where you can clearly see a pair of huge, cast-iron balls.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' short 'So You Want to be a Pirate': "I just love long, hard things that go boom!" (referring to a cannon).
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMen1'':
*** Magneto's description of God sounds a lot like Professor X. Doubles as FridgeBrilliance after it's revealed in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' that Magneto views mutants to be gods among insects, and there is no one in the world he respects (and loves, as we learn in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'') more than his old friend.
---->'''Magneto''': I've always thought of God as a teacher, a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding.
*** The relationship between Charles and Erik is set up as being akin to the relationship between MartinLutherKingJr and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX; near the end
''Film/TheHungerGames'': There are constant reminders of the film, Erik even quotes Malcolm X's line, "By any means necessary."
*** If you didn't already get the suggestion that Senator Kelly was akin to [[RedScare Senator Joseph [=McCarthy=],]] the fact he claims he has a list
influence of known mutants early reality television on the film should be a clue.
*** A line from Mystique that's [[HarsherInHindsight more noticeable in hindsight]] due to
setting, such as the increased attention toward school bullying, especially of gay students.
---->'''Mystique:''' People like you are
sponsors.
** The District 11 riots resemble
the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Bobby Drake "comes out" with his mutant powers to his parents, who respond, [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster "Have you tried ''not'' being a mutant?"]] Director Creator/BryanSinger and actor Creator/IanMcKellen are gay, and were asked for assistance in writing this scene, basing it on a "coming out" conversation.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name." Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way she appears and her true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender. Also the words "slave name" were used by the likes of Malcom X or Muhammad Ali rejecting their surnames likely given to one of their ancestors by a former master.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Hank [=McCoy=] says about his mutation, "You didn't ask, so I didn't tell."
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Between going through a personal hell, his mind clearly not working straight, it being the '70s and him shooting up to dull the pain, Xavier closely resembles a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran. Creator/JamesMcAvoy has even called it his ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' look.
*** There is Jesus imagery surrounding Charles; his story arc is almost a metaphor for Jesus accepting his role as a martyr, with Xavier having to choose between life as a man, or getting in that wheelchair and suffering to save the world.
*** The images from the BadFuture of mutants being branded to identify them, camps full of mutants, and those who helped them being marched to off-screen executions is strongly reminiscent of the Holocaust. Given the X-Men series' penchant for drawing that parallel, it's undoubtedly deliberate.
*** The footage of the mutants fighting at the [[spoiler:Paris Peace Conference]] is eerily reminiscent of the Zapruder film, right down to the small format and shaky cam.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': En Sabah Nur's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse. In addition to the not-so-subtle shot of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]] against his will]] while his captor looms threateningly over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]
*** What really drives the rape metaphor home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with Xavier was all about taking control over the victim, which is the primary method a rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]'', one of the wolf pack's wives gets her face nearly clawed off because she made her wolfman angry. But she forgives him, and acts like it never happened, because that's what good women do. UnfortunateImplications abound whether or not this is meant to be taken literally (and with Creator/StephenieMeyer's writing, who can say?)
* In ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous'', Tammy's lines about rides on her tractor sound a lot like describing sex. She even [[SmokingHotSex has a smoke afterwards,]] which becomes a plot point.
* The scene at the start of ''Film/StuartLittle'' where the Littles meet and decide to adopt Stuart plays out like a white family adopting a black kid. The adoption agent even says "We try to discourage parents from adopting outside their own... species. It rarely works out".
* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', Frenzy spread-eagling himself over a computer terminal he'd plugged into, twitching and yelping.
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': The girl who aggressively hits on Sam gets squirted in the face... just not by Sam. Of course, Sam doesn't really help the scene by yelling, "Oh my God your face! Lemme get some wetnaps for your face!"
civil rights put downs.



* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Peter Parker's problem with, ah, "shooting blanks" in ''Film/SpiderMan2''.
** Spider-Man and Mary Jane's first kiss in ''Film/SpiderMan1''? You know, the one where he's hanging upside down in the rain...
** Depending on the audience, the following dialog might lead to snickers.
--->'''Peter:''' Picking up where we left off.\\
'''Mary Jane:''' Where was that? We never got on. You can't get off if you don't get on, Peter.
** How about it in ''Film/SpiderMan3''?
--->'''Spider-Man:''' (''pinning Venom down'') You have to take off this suit!\\
'''Venom:''' You'd like that, wouldn't you?
* A classic example is from the late 80's comedy ''The Couch Trip'' where on a radio call-in show, John Burns (Creator/DanAykroyd) suggests to a man trying to overcome a problem with premature ejaculation, to imagine working on his car instead. His description of taking apart a transmission... well, if the caller had had the opposite problem, it would've helped.
* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen's film version of ''Film/RichardIII''. The setting is established right off as 30s Europe. Sure, why not? Then we come to Richard's coronation scene... and down come the long, red banners with his black-and-white emblem and fervent background chanting. [[PuttingOnTheReich Oh, right.]]
* Like their TV series, The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films love to do this:
** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' is a big, honkin' allegory about the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It starts off with the horrible disaster on the Klingon moon Praxis, (not in Chernobyl); which forces the Klingon Empire, (not the Soviet Union) to reach out to the Federation (not the West). Conservative hard-liners then kill (not attempt to kill) Gorkon (not Gorbachev) for his trouble. From there, it diverges a bit from actual history, but you get the picture.
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': The Federation suffers a major attack on Earth, and the leaders of Starfleet, specifically [[spoiler:[[InsaneAdmiral Admiral Marcus]]]], try to turn this into a war against the Klingons, who didn't have anything to do with the attack. Then Marcus orders Kirk to kill a terrorist by shooting photon torpedoes at the Klingon homeworld instead of bringing him in for trial. [[TheWarOnTerror Real subtle, guys.]]
* ''Don't Be a Menace'' features gangsta Loc Dog receiving a package of white powder from his friend, promising him that he'll get some when it's ready. Loc then measures, tests, and puts the powder in an apparatus on the stove. Of course at the end of the scene, it's shown that he's not processing heroin but rather baking a tasty cake instead.
* In one version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' movie, Jonathan cuts his finger while dining with the Count, who gets a little too... excited about this and wants to suck Jonathan's finger.
** In the Coppola version, Lucy enthuses about Quincy's big "thing" - namely, his bowie knife.

to:

* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Peter Parker's problem with, ah, "shooting blanks" in ''Film/SpiderMan2''.
** Spider-Man and Mary Jane's first kiss in ''Film/SpiderMan1''? You know, the one where he's hanging upside down in the rain...
** Depending on the audience, the following dialog might lead to snickers.
--->'''Peter:''' Picking up where we left off.\\
'''Mary Jane:''' Where was that? We never got on. You can't get off if you don't get on, Peter.
** How about it in ''Film/SpiderMan3''?
--->'''Spider-Man:''' (''pinning Venom down'') You have to take off this suit!\\
'''Venom:''' You'd like that, wouldn't you?
* A classic example
Little Red Riding Hood is from the late 80's comedy ''The Couch Trip'' where on a radio call-in show, John Burns (Creator/DanAykroyd) suggests to a man trying to overcome a problem with premature ejaculation, to imagine working on his car instead. His description of taking apart a transmission... well, if the caller had had the opposite problem, it would've helped.
* Sir Creator/IanMcKellen's film version of ''Film/RichardIII''. The setting is established right off
known as 30s Europe. Sure, why not? Then we come to Richard's coronation scene... and down come the long, red banners with his black-and-white emblem and fervent background chanting. [[PuttingOnTheReich Oh, right.]]
* Like their TV series, The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films love to do this:
** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' is
a big, honkin' allegory about the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It starts off with the horrible disaster on the Klingon moon Praxis, (not in Chernobyl); which forces the Klingon Empire, (not the Soviet Union) to reach out to the Federation (not the West). Conservative hard-liners then kill (not attempt to kill) Gorkon (not Gorbachev) for his trouble. From there, it diverges a bit from actual history, but you get the picture.
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': The Federation suffers a major attack on Earth,
cautionary fairy tale - and the leaders of Starfleet, specifically [[spoiler:[[InsaneAdmiral Admiral Marcus]]]], try to turn this into a war against the Klingons, who didn't have anything to do with the attack. Then Marcus orders Kirk to kill a terrorist by shooting photon torpedoes at the Klingon homeworld instead of bringing him in for trial. [[TheWarOnTerror Real subtle, guys.]]
* ''Don't Be a Menace'' features gangsta Loc Dog receiving a package of white powder from his friend, promising him that he'll get some when it's ready. Loc then measures, tests,
scene between her and puts the powder The Wolf in an apparatus on the stove. Of course at the end of the scene, it's shown that he's not processing heroin but rather baking ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' has a tasty cake instead.
* In one version of the ''{{Dracula}}'' movie, Jonathan cuts his finger while dining with the Count, who gets a little too... excited about this and wants
definite pedophilia edge to suck Jonathan's finger.
** In the Coppola version, Lucy enthuses about Quincy's big "thing" - namely, his bowie knife.
it.



* According to ''Entertainment Weekly'''s review of TheJonasBrothers' [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D concert movie]], there's one part where the brothers spray foam at the audience -- out of a hose, if I remember the article correctly. The reviewer only hopes that the target audience doesn't see the symbolism in this.

to:

* In ''Film/JewelRobbery'' from 1932, the Robber gives a security guard a “funny” cigarette that when smoked makes the guard [[IntoxicationEnsues giggle and ramble incoherently]]. He also mentions that the guard will wake up with a good appetite in the morning.
* According to ''Entertainment Weekly'''s review of TheJonasBrothers' ''TheJonasBrothers' [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D concert movie]], movie]]'', there's one part where the brothers spray foam at the audience -- out of a hose, if I remember the article correctly. The reviewer only hopes that the target audience doesn't see the symbolism in this.



* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', an AlternateHistory where the South won the Civil War, features several false propaganda films supposedly from the Fifties that portray those favoring the abolition of slavery as evil ("Watch out, because your neighbor could be an Abby!"). Later in the {{Mockumentary}} there's another propaganda piece that asks "Have you now, or have you ever been, a homosexual?" Both are intended to be similar to the RedScare fear of communism.
* There was a scene in ''Film/CitySlickers'' where Mitch and Phil are talking about what seems to be impotence but they're really talking about using the VCR. And they've been at it for four hours.
* From ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfcsaFPclA Joker falls out of his clown truck and Batman is driving towards him on the Batpod.]]
--> [[TooKinkyToTorture "Come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it, come on, hit me..."]]
** Which is echoing a similar scene from the 1989 ''Batman'' film, this time with the Joker standing in front of his parade float and Bats in the Batwing. Then Joker pulls a [[VisualInnuendo rather long gun out of his pants]] [[DoubleEntendre as Batman comes ever closer...]]
*** ...to the climax [[spoiler:of the film.]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Is it just a fun FilmNoir spoof, or an allegory on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_streetcar_scandal Great American Streetcar Scandal]]? Why not both?
** Also, Jessica Rabbit literally playing pattycake with another man is treated like an affair.
* In ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' (the 1987 movie) there is this bit:
--> '''Connie Swail''' (who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice): How come his is so much bigger than yours?
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': Miss?
--> '''Connie Swail''': The gun.
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': I've never needed more.

to:

* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'', an AlternateHistory where In the South won the Civil War, features several false propaganda films supposedly from the Fifties that portray those favoring the abolition of slavery as evil ("Watch out, because your neighbor could be an Abby!"). Later 1942 melodrama ''Film/KingsRow'', town [[TheCasanova ladykiller]] Drake [=McHugh=] (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) is injured in the {{Mockumentary}} there's another propaganda piece that asks "Have you now, or have you ever been, a homosexual?" Both are intended to be similar to the RedScare fear of communism.
* There was a scene in ''Film/CitySlickers'' where Mitch
train accident and Phil are talking about what seems to be impotence but they're really talking about using the VCR. And they've been at it for four hours.
* From ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bfcsaFPclA Joker falls out
both of his clown truck and Batman is driving towards him on legs are amputated. Amputated by the Batpod.]]
--> [[TooKinkyToTorture "Come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it, come on, hit me..."]]
** Which is echoing a similar scene from
disapproving father of the 1989 ''Batman'' film, this time with the Joker virginal girl he's engaged to. The legs just might be standing in front of his parade float and Bats in the Batwing. Then Joker pulls a [[VisualInnuendo rather long gun out of his pants]] [[DoubleEntendre as Batman comes ever closer...]]
*** ...to the climax [[spoiler:of the film.]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Is it just a fun FilmNoir spoof, or an allegory on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_streetcar_scandal Great American Streetcar Scandal]]? Why not both?
** Also, Jessica Rabbit literally playing pattycake with
for another man is treated like an affair.
part.
* In ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' (the 1987 movie) there ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', the titular character is drugged by someone she believed was a friend, then mutilated in her sleep, which pushes her over the DespairEventHorizon. She was effectively date-raped on screen. This is a metaphor which Creator/AngelinaJolie states was entirely intentional.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Those familiar with {{Buddhism}} and {{Gnosticism}} will find similarities in the plot with the idea of the world we see being an illusion that blinds us to the true reality. Neo is also similar to Buddha or Christ with
this bit:
--> '''Connie Swail''' (who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice): How come his is
context.
* Probably the reason why ''Film/TheMiracleOfMorgansCreek'' had
so much bigger than yours?
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': Miss?
--> '''Connie Swail''': The gun.
--> '''Officer Joe Friday''': I've never needed more.
trouble with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is because the plot is basically a satire on the Nativity story.



* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane'' contains a very dark example: the scene wherein [[spoiler:Mandy]] murders Chloe is heavily sexualized.
* The song "Breakin' Out" in ''Film/ShockTreatment'' plays over scenes of [[spoiler: Brad]] escaping from the asylum. But listen to the words, and it seems to be about another kind of coming out entirely...
* Hoo boy, this exchange in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' when John convinces the villain (who looks like both a member of the village people and Freddy Mercury) to let go of his daughter and have a knife fight with him.
-->'''John''': You don't want to pull the trigger. You want to put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going while you turn it. That's what you want to do, right?
-->'''Bennett''': ''(With an orgasmic expression on his face.)'' I can kill you John.
-->'''John''': Come on, let the girl go, just between you and me, don't deprive yourself of some pleasure, come on Bennett, let's party!
-->'''Bennett''': I can beat you, I don't need the girl hahah, I DON'T NEED THE GIRL! I don't need the gun John. I can beat you. I DON'T NEED NO GUN! AND I'LL KILL YOU NOW!
** The fights ends with [[spoiler:John impaling Bennett on a long hard steam pipe.]]

to:

* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane'' contains a very dark example: the scene wherein [[spoiler:Mandy]] murders Chloe is heavily sexualized.
* The song "Breakin' Out" in ''Film/ShockTreatment'' plays over scenes
''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. An unwanted bunch of [[spoiler: Brad]] escaping aliens from Mexico are constantly attempting to cross the asylum. But listen US border and actually succeeding ''despite'' a giant fortified wall being put in place to stop them. You've got the words, American immigration controversy.
* In ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}},'' Count Rudolph (disguised as a hairdresser) insists on giving Countess Helene a scalp massage despite her protests. She starts out by saying, “No, no, no, no!”
and it seems progresses to be about another kind rapturous moans of coming out entirely...
“Oh, that feels good … Ohh! Oh, that feels even better.”
* Hoo boy, this exchange Similar to ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'', in ''Film/{{Commando}}'' ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'', Suzy yelps when John convinces Sam is the villain (who looks like both first to penetrate her ... earlobe, with a member of the village fishhook.
* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': The conversation when they're discussing how many
people and Freddy Mercury) to let they've killed plays out like they're discussing previous sexual partners.
--->'''John Smith:''' How many? Ok... I'll
go of his daughter and have a knife fight with him.
-->'''John''': You don't want to pull the trigger. You want to put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going while you turn it. That's what you want to do, right?
-->'''Bennett''': ''(With an orgasmic expression on his face.)'' I can kill you John.
-->'''John''': Come on, let the girl go, just between you and me, don't deprive yourself of some pleasure, come on Bennett, let's party!
-->'''Bennett''': I can beat you,
first, then. I don't need keep exact count, but I'd say, uh, high 50s, low 60s. I mean, I know I've been around the girl hahah, I DON'T NEED THE GIRL! I don't need the gun John. I can beat you. I DON'T NEED NO GUN! AND I'LL KILL YOU NOW!
** The fights ends with [[spoiler:John impaling Bennett on
block an all, but...
--->'''Jane Smith:''' 312.
--->'''John Smith:''' What? How?
--->'''Jane Smith:''' Some were two at
a long hard steam pipe.]]time.



* In ''Film/JewelRobbery'' from 1932, the Robber gives a security guard a “funny” cigarette that when smoked makes the guard [[IntoxicationEnsues giggle and ramble incoherently]]. He also mentions that the guard will wake up with a good appetite in the morning.

to:

* In ''Film/JewelRobbery'' from 1932, ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]'', one of the Robber gives wolf pack's wives gets her face nearly clawed off because she made her wolfman angry. But she forgives him, and acts like it never happened, because that's what good women do. UnfortunateImplications abound whether or not this is meant to be taken literally (and with Creator/StephenieMeyer's writing, who can say?)
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''
** There's
a security guard scene with Nancy in the bath with her legs stretched out and Freddy tries to attack her by reaching a “funny” cigarette hand up out of the water in between her legs and then pulling her down trying to drown her while laughing.
** Tina's death visually evokes a rape.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': After their first spar, Raleigh is more convinced than ever
that he and Mako are meant for each other...as co-pilots. According to WordOfGod, [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence the implications were intentional.]]
-->'''Raleigh:''' We're compatible! You felt it too, right?
* ''Film/SmokeSignals'': Just replace "seats" with "land" during the scene
when smoked makes the guard [[IntoxicationEnsues giggle and ramble incoherently]]. He also mentions two Native American protagonists find their bus seats have been stolen by two racist white men.
-->'''Thomas''': Um, excuse me? These are our seats.
-->'''Man''': You mean these ''were'' your seats.
-->'''Victor''': No, that's not what he means.
-->'''Man''': Now listen, these are ''our'' seats now. There ain't a damn thing you can do about it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' short 'So You Want to be a Pirate': "I just love long, hard things
that go boom!" (referring to a cannon).
* When Barbossa in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' calls
the guard will wake up brawling Pirate Court to order, he steps onto the table with a good appetite pistol in one hand and, curiously, chain shot in the morning.other. During his speech, we get a shot of Jack peering through his legs, where you can clearly see a pair of huge, cast-iron balls.



* In ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' the scene where Vermeer pierces Griet's ear for her as well as touching her lips is symbolic of her losing her virginity as well as the scene where he sees her hair (it's played like he saw her naked).
* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Thor Loki]] tries to brainwash [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] with his very long staff, but fails due to Tony's arc reactor protecting his heart.
-->'''Loki''' (a confused and frustrated look upon his face): This usually works!
-->'''Tony''': Well, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight performance issues]]? It's not uncommon. One out of five...
* Similar to ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'', in ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'', Suzy yelps when Sam is the first to penetrate her ... earlobe, with a fishhook.
* Probably the reason why ''Film/TheMiracleOfMorgansCreek'' had so much trouble with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is because the plot is basically a satire on the Nativity story.
* Curt Connors' use of the Lizard serum in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' is very reminiscent of a drug addiction.
--> '''Creator/RhysIfans''': So in a sense, it's almost like what crystal meth would do to an addict, where you feel all powerful and almost a sense of hubris that you can do anything, and that for Connors becomes addictive. That's why he returns to being the Lizard, and guys who are on powerful drugs want everyone else to feel the same, regardless of its social benefits. They want everyone to feel that great, because they feel great.

to:

* In ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'' Sir Creator/IanMcKellen's film version of ''Film/RichardIII''. The setting is established right off as 30s Europe. Sure, why not? Then we come to Richard's coronation scene... and down come the scene where Vermeer pierces Griet's ear for her as well as touching her lips is symbolic of her losing her virginity as well as the scene where he sees her hair (it's played like he saw her naked).
* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Thor Loki]] tries to brainwash [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]]
long, red banners with his very long staff, but fails due to Tony's arc reactor protecting his heart.
-->'''Loki''' (a confused
black-and-white emblem and frustrated look upon his face): This usually works!
-->'''Tony''': Well, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight performance issues]]? It's not uncommon. One out of five...
fervent background chanting. [[PuttingOnTheReich Oh, right.]]
* Similar to ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring'', in ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'', Suzy yelps when Sam is the first to penetrate her ... earlobe, with a fishhook.
* Probably the reason why ''Film/TheMiracleOfMorgansCreek'' had so much trouble with UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode is because the plot is basically a satire on the Nativity story.
* Curt Connors' use
In French crime films of the Lizard serum 1950s, e.g. ''{{Film/Rififi}}'', it is common for the protagonist to have spent four or five years in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' jail. There is very reminiscent of a drug addiction.
--> '''Creator/RhysIfans''': So in a sense, it's almost like what crystal meth would do to an addict, where you feel all powerful and almost a sense of hubris
critical consensus that you can do anything, and that for Connors becomes addictive. That's why he returns this is a reference to being the Lizard, and guys who are on powerful drugs want everyone else to feel the same, regardless German occupation of its social benefits. They want everyone to feel that great, because they feel great.France in World War Two.



* The SplitScreenPhoneCall between Creator/EwanMcGregor and Creator/ReneeZellweger in ''Film/DownWithLove'' has a strong sexual innuendo.
* ''Film/PacificRim'': After their first spar, Raleigh is more convinced than ever that he and Mako are meant for each other...as co-pilots. According to WordOfGod, [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence the implications were intentional.]]
-->'''Raleigh:''' We're compatible! You felt it too, right?
* ''Film/SmokeSignals'': Just replace "seats" with "land" during the scene when the two Native American protagonists find their bus seats have been stolen by two racist white men.
-->'''Thomas''': Um, excuse me? These are our seats.
-->'''Man''': You mean these ''were'' your seats.
-->'''Victor''': No, that's not what he means.
-->'''Man''': Now listen, these are ''our'' seats now. There ain't a damn thing you can do about it.
* The fourth film of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film franchise has a certain scene in which Lord Voldemort and Harry scream and groan in some very suggestive ways. Especially if it is heard without the video.
** It's even preceded by this line:
--->'''Voldemort''': (...) no matter, no matter. Things have changed. I can ''touch'' you now!
** The same movie contains a scene of the imposter of Mad-Eye Moody beginning to rummage like crazy through his shelves, pushing glass bottles aside and obviously ''frantically'' searching for something. It's the polyjuice potion, to keep his appearance up, but to anyone who knows the behavior of an alcoholic searching for booze, this scene was a great depiction of it.
** The sixth film gives us Felix Felicis, a luck potion that apparently makes Harry behave like he was high.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'':
** As with ''Film/{{District 9}}'', Neil Blomkamp makes little effort to be subtle in his symbolism. Lets see, an impoverished and overcrowded land with a primarily Spanish-speaking population trying desperately to get to the place where all the wealth and resources seem to be concentrated. The mostly white, English-speaking population of the wealthy land aggressively trying to keep the masses of non-citizens at bay. The bulk of the film even takes place in Los Angeles, in case the rest was too subtle.
** The movie also mirrors the "white flight" pattern seen in many American cities: minorities move into a city, causing middle- and and upper-class whites to move to the suburbs, and when minorities start moving to the suburbs, whites move to ''further'' suburbs. The logical conclusion to this is for the upper class to build their own ''space station.''.
* Joseph Losey's ''The Assassination of Trotsky'' has a long and extremely graphic bullfight sequence about halfway through the movie, witnessed by the character who [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ultimately assassinates Trotsky]]. Quite possibly the most unsubtle (and needlessly grotesque) bit of foreshadowing in cinema history.
* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': The conversation when they're discussing how many people they've killed plays out like they're discussing previous sexual partners.
--->'''John Smith:''' How many? Ok... I'll go first, then. I don't keep exact count, but I'd say, uh, high 50s, low 60s. I mean, I know I've been around the block an all, but...
--->'''Jane Smith:''' 312.
--->'''John Smith:''' What? How?
--->'''Jane Smith:''' Some were two at a time.
* An early scene in ''Film/FrenchCancan'' has showman Danglard and his newest starlet Nini visit a dance teacher to create a new version of the cancan. When they arrive at the studio, the dancers lounging around in their underwear look more like hookers than hoofers.

to:

* The SplitScreenPhoneCall between Creator/EwanMcGregor song "Breakin' Out" in ''Film/ShockTreatment'' plays over scenes of [[spoiler: Brad]] escaping from the asylum. But listen to the words, and Creator/ReneeZellweger it seems to be about another kind of coming out entirely...
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Peter Parker's problem with, ah, "shooting blanks"
in ''Film/DownWithLove'' has a strong sexual innuendo.
''Film/SpiderMan2''.
** Spider-Man and Mary Jane's first kiss in ''Film/SpiderMan1''? You know, the one where he's hanging upside down in the rain...
** Depending on the audience, the following dialog might lead to snickers.
--->'''Peter:''' Picking up where we left off.\\
'''Mary Jane:''' Where was that? We never got on. You can't get off if you don't get on, Peter.
** How about it in ''Film/SpiderMan3''?
--->'''Spider-Man:''' (''pinning Venom down'') You have to take off this suit!\\
'''Venom:''' You'd like that, wouldn't you?
* ''Film/PacificRim'': After Like their first spar, Raleigh TV series, The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films love to do this:
** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''
is more convinced than ever that he a big, honkin' allegory about the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. It starts off with the horrible disaster on the Klingon moon Praxis, (not in Chernobyl); which forces the Klingon Empire, (not the Soviet Union) to reach out to the Federation (not the West). Conservative hard-liners then kill (not attempt to kill) Gorkon (not Gorbachev) for his trouble. From there, it diverges a bit from actual history, but you get the picture.
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': The Federation suffers a major attack on Earth,
and Mako are meant the leaders of Starfleet, specifically [[spoiler:[[InsaneAdmiral Admiral Marcus]]]], try to turn this into a war against the Klingons, who didn't have anything to do with the attack. Then Marcus orders Kirk to kill a terrorist by shooting photon torpedoes at the Klingon homeworld instead of bringing him in for each other...as co-pilots. According to WordOfGod, [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence the implications were intentional.trial. [[TheWarOnTerror Real subtle, guys.]]
-->'''Raleigh:''' We're compatible! You felt it too, right?
* ''Film/SmokeSignals'': Just replace "seats" with "land" during the scene when the two Native American protagonists find their bus seats have been stolen by two racist white men.
-->'''Thomas''': Um, excuse me? These are our seats.
-->'''Man''': You mean these ''were'' your seats.
-->'''Victor''': No, that's not what he means.
-->'''Man''': Now listen, these are ''our'' seats now. There ain't
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'': Krall's Social Darwinist rhetoric bears a damn thing you can do about it.
* The fourth film
strong resemblance to that of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film franchise has a certain scene in which Lord Voldemort and Harry scream and groan in some very suggestive ways. Especially if it is heard without the video.
** It's even preceded by this line:
--->'''Voldemort''': (...)
Nazis, no matter, no matter. Things have changed. I can ''touch'' you now!
** The same movie contains a scene of the imposter of Mad-Eye Moody beginning to rummage like crazy through his shelves, pushing glass bottles aside and obviously ''frantically'' searching for something. It's the polyjuice potion, to keep his appearance up, but to anyone who knows the behavior of an alcoholic searching for booze, this scene was a great depiction of it.
** The sixth film gives us Felix Felicis, a luck potion
doubt on purpose. This may be ironic [[spoiler: given that apparently makes Harry behave like he was high.
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'':
** As with ''Film/{{District 9}}'', Neil Blomkamp makes little effort
turns out to be subtle in his symbolism. Lets see, an impoverished and overcrowded land a black man.]] The good guys get this too, oddly, with a primarily Spanish-speaking population trying desperately to get to Scotty illustrating Federation doctrine that strength comes from unity with the place where all the wealth and resources seem to be concentrated. The mostly white, English-speaking population "fasces" symbol (a bundle of the wealthy land aggressively trying to keep the masses of non-citizens at bay. The bulk of the film even takes place in Los Angeles, in case the rest sticks is stronger than one) that was too subtle.
** The movie also mirrors the "white flight" pattern seen in many American cities: minorities move into a city, causing middle- and and upper-class whites to move to the suburbs, and when minorities start moving to the suburbs, whites move to ''further'' suburbs. The logical conclusion to this is for the upper class to build their own ''space station.''.
* Joseph Losey's ''The Assassination of Trotsky'' has a long and extremely graphic bullfight sequence about halfway through the movie, witnessed
used by the character Italian Fascists and inspired their name (of course, they are hardly the only ones who [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment ultimately assassinates Trotsky]]. Quite possibly said this).[[note]]The actual Nazis and Fascists said both things, in fact. Struggle was good between nations or races, but unity was also a strength within as well.[[/note]]
* The scene at
the most unsubtle (and needlessly grotesque) bit start of foreshadowing in cinema history.
* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': The conversation when they're discussing how many people they've killed
''Film/StuartLittle'' where the Littles meet and decide to adopt Stuart plays out like they're discussing previous sexual partners.
--->'''John Smith:''' How many? Ok... I'll go first, then. I don't keep exact count, but I'd say, uh, high 50s, low 60s. I mean, I know I've been around
a white family adopting a black kid. The adoption agent even says "We try to discourage parents from adopting outside their own... species. It rarely works out".
* In ''Film/{{Transformers}}'', Frenzy spread-eagling himself over a computer terminal he'd plugged into, twitching and yelping.
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': The girl who aggressively hits on Sam gets squirted in
the block an all, but...
--->'''Jane Smith:''' 312.
--->'''John Smith:''' What? How?
--->'''Jane Smith:''' Some were two at a time.
* An early
face... just not by Sam. Of course, Sam doesn't really help the scene in ''Film/FrenchCancan'' has showman Danglard and his newest starlet Nini visit by yelling, "Oh my God your face! Lemme get some wetnaps for your face!"
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Is it just
a dance teacher to create a new version of fun FilmNoir spoof, or an allegory on the cancan. When they arrive at the studio, the dancers lounging around in their underwear look more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_streetcar_scandal Great American Streetcar Scandal]]? Why not both?
** Also, Jessica Rabbit literally playing pattycake with another man is treated
like hookers than hoofers.an affair.



* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', the titular character is drugged by someone she believed was a friend, then mutilated in her sleep, which pushes her over the DespairEventHorizon. She was effectively date-raped on screen. This is a metaphor which Creator/AngelinaJolie states was entirely intentional.
* In the 1942 melodrama ''Film/KingsRow'', town [[TheCasanova ladykiller]] Drake [=McHugh=] (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) is injured in a train accident and both of his legs are amputated. Amputated by the disapproving father of the virginal girl he's engaged to. The legs just might be standing in for another part.
* Little Red Riding Hood is known as a cautionary fairy tale - and the scene between her and The Wolf in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' has a definite pedophilia edge to it.
* Noni and Kid Culprit's disasterous BET performance in Film/BeyondTheLights. To recap: The entire performance was already primed to be extremely sexual with Noni and Kid Culprit simulating sex on a bed on stage. But it begins to cross the line into dangerous territory when Noni, trying to shed off some of her sexual image, refuses to strip on-stage as was choreographed and maneuvers herself out from underneath Kid Culprit on the bed. He in turn furiously pushes her down several times and attempts to disrobe her much to hers and to some in the audience's shock. Continuing the performance, Noni slides down Kid Culprit's legs, only to have him hold her head down near his crotch, refusing to let her up even when she tries to get up several times. The performance ends with Noni publicly humiliated. The sexual-assault imagery is so overt that ByTheBookCop Kaz is inches from punching Kid Culprit on stage on national television.
* Lambert's CruelAndUnusualDeath in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' involves the sinewy tail of the Xenomorph sliding up between her legs, and then cutting to Ripley listening to Lambert's grunts of pain before cutting out. Given the film's infamous sexual overtones, the parallels with a rape scene were very likely intentional.
* ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. An unwanted bunch of aliens from Mexico are constantly attempting to cross the US border and actually succeeding ''despite'' a giant fortified wall being put in place to stop them. You've got the American immigration controversy.
* In ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}},'' Count Rudolph (disguised as a hairdresser) insists on giving Countess Helene a scalp massage despite her protests. She starts out by saying, “No, no, no, no!” and progresses to rapturous moans of “Oh, that feels good … Ohh! Oh, that feels even better.”
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''
** There's a scene with Nancy in the bath with her legs stretched out and Freddy tries to attack her by reaching a hand up out of the water in between her legs and then pulling her down trying to drown her while laughing.
** Tina's death visually evokes a rape.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': There are constant reminders of the influence of reality television on the setting, such as the sponsors.
** The District 11 riots resemble the civil rights put downs.
* In the 1956 movie ''Baby Doll'', Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach in his film debut) sneaks into the house, finds a rocking horse in the nursery and raucously straddles it while hitting it with his riding crop while "Shame, Shame, Shame" plays.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Kylo Ren]] interrogating an abducted [[spoiler:Rey]] while the latter is tied down and in obvious terror and pain has more than a few parallels with a rape scene.

to:

* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMen1'':
*** Magneto's description of God sounds a lot like Professor X. Doubles as FridgeBrilliance after it's revealed in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' that Magneto views mutants to be gods among insects, and there is no one in
the titular character world he respects (and loves, as we learn in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'') more than his old friend.
---->'''Magneto''': I've always thought of God as a teacher, a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding.
*** The relationship between Charles and Erik
is drugged by someone set up as being akin to the relationship between MartinLutherKingJr and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX; near the end of the film, Erik even quotes Malcolm X's line, "By any means necessary."
*** If you didn't already get the suggestion that Senator Kelly was akin to [[RedScare Senator Joseph [=McCarthy=],]] the fact he claims he has a list of known mutants early on the film should be a clue.
*** A line from Mystique that's [[HarsherInHindsight more noticeable in hindsight]] due to the increased attention toward school bullying, especially of gay students.
---->'''Mystique:''' People like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Bobby Drake "comes out" with his mutant powers to his parents, who respond, [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster "Have you tried ''not'' being a mutant?"]] Director Creator/BryanSinger and actor Creator/IanMcKellen are gay, and were asked for assistance in writing this scene, basing it on a "coming out" conversation.
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name." Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way
she believed was a friend, then mutilated in appears and her sleep, which pushes her over true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender. Also the DespairEventHorizon. She was effectively date-raped on screen. This words "slave name" were used by the likes of Malcom X or Muhammad Ali rejecting their surnames likely given to one of their ancestors by a former master.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Hank [=McCoy=] says about his mutation, "You didn't ask, so I didn't tell."
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Between going through a personal hell, his mind clearly not working straight, it being the '70s and him shooting up to dull the pain, Xavier closely resembles a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran. Creator/JamesMcAvoy has even called it his ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' look.
*** There
is Jesus imagery surrounding Charles; his story arc is almost a metaphor which Creator/AngelinaJolie states was entirely intentional.
* In the 1942 melodrama ''Film/KingsRow'', town [[TheCasanova ladykiller]] Drake [=McHugh=] (UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan) is injured in a train accident and both of
for Jesus accepting his legs are amputated. Amputated by the disapproving father of the virginal girl he's engaged to. The legs just might be standing in for another part.
* Little Red Riding Hood is known
role as a cautionary fairy tale - and the scene martyr, with Xavier having to choose between her life as a man, or getting in that wheelchair and suffering to save the world.
***
The Wolf in ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' has a definite pedophilia edge to it.
* Noni and Kid Culprit's disasterous BET performance in Film/BeyondTheLights. To recap: The entire performance was already primed to be extremely sexual with Noni and Kid Culprit simulating sex on a bed on stage. But it begins to cross the line into dangerous territory when Noni, trying to shed off some of her sexual image, refuses to strip on-stage as was choreographed and maneuvers herself out
images from underneath Kid Culprit on the bed. He in turn furiously pushes her down several times BadFuture of mutants being branded to identify them, camps full of mutants, and attempts those who helped them being marched to disrobe her much to hers and to some in the audience's shock. Continuing the performance, Noni slides down Kid Culprit's legs, only to have him hold her head down near his crotch, refusing to let her up even when she tries to get up several times. The performance ends with Noni publicly humiliated. The sexual-assault imagery off-screen executions is so overt that ByTheBookCop Kaz is inches from punching Kid Culprit on stage on national television.
* Lambert's CruelAndUnusualDeath in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' involves the sinewy tail
strongly reminiscent of the Xenomorph sliding up between her legs, and then cutting to Ripley listening to Lambert's grunts of pain before cutting out. Holocaust. Given the film's infamous sexual overtones, X-Men series' penchant for drawing that parallel, it's undoubtedly deliberate.
*** The footage of
the parallels with a rape scene were very likely intentional.
* ''Film/{{Monsters|2010}}''. An unwanted bunch of aliens from Mexico are constantly attempting to cross
mutants fighting at the US border [[spoiler:Paris Peace Conference]] is eerily reminiscent of the Zapruder film, right down to the small format and actually succeeding ''despite'' a giant fortified wall being put in place to stop them. You've got the American immigration controversy.shaky cam.
* In ''Film/{{Monte Carlo|1930}},'' Count Rudolph (disguised ** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': En Sabah Nur's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a hairdresser) insists on giving Countess Helene a scalp massage despite her protests. She starts out by saying, “No, no, no, no!” and progresses to rapturous moans of “Oh, that feels good … Ohh! Oh, that feels even better.”
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''
** There's a
victim. A later scene with Nancy reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse. In addition to the bath with her legs stretched out and Freddy tries not-so-subtle shot of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to attack her by reaching a hand up out of the water in between her legs and then pulling her down trying to drown her slab]] against his will]] while laughing.
** Tina's death visually evokes a rape.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': There are constant reminders of
his captor looms threateningly over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the influence of reality television on floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]
*** What really drives
the setting, such as the sponsors.
** The District 11 riots resemble the civil rights put downs.
* In the 1956 movie ''Baby Doll'', Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach in his film debut) sneaks into the house, finds a rocking horse in the nursery and raucously straddles it while hitting it
rape metaphor home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with his riding crop while "Shame, Shame, Shame" plays.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:Kylo Ren]] interrogating an abducted [[spoiler:Rey]] while
Xavier was all about taking control over the latter victim, which is tied down and in obvious terror and pain has more than the primary method a few parallels with a rape scene.rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.



* In French crime films of the 1950s, e.g. ''{{Film/Rififi}}'', it is common for the protagonist to have spent four or five years in jail. There is a critical consensus that this is a reference to the German occupation of France in World War Two.
* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendships and marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships were not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]], didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seen as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'': Krall's Social Darwinist rhetoric bears a strong resemblance to that of the Nazis, no doubt on purpose. This may be ironic [[spoiler: given that he turns out to be a black man.]] The good guys get this too, oddly, with Scotty illustrating Federation doctrine that strength comes from unity with the "fasces" symbol (a bundle of sticks is stronger than one) that was used by the Italian Fascists and inspired their name (of course, they are hardly the only ones who said this).[[note]]The actual Nazis and Fascists said both things, in fact. Struggle was good between nations or races, but unity was also a strength within as well.[[/note]]
* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Those familiar with {{Buddhism}} and {{Gnosticism}} will find similarities in the plot with the idea of the world we see being an illusion that blinds us to the true reality. Neo is also similar to Buddha or Christ with this context.
13th Feb '17 6:01:36 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Film/TheMatrix'': Those familiar with {{Buddhism}} and {{Gnosticism}} will find similarities in the plot with the idea of the world we see being an illusion that blinds us to the true reality. Neo is also similar to Buddha or Christ with this context.
5th Jan '17 12:25:44 PM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Which is echoing a similar scene from the 1989 ''Batman'' film, this time with the Joker standing in front of his parade float and Bats in the Batwing. Then Joker [[FreudWasRight pulls a]] [[VisualInnuendo rather long gun out of his pants]] [[DoubleEntendre as Batman comes ever closer...]]

to:

** Which is echoing a similar scene from the 1989 ''Batman'' film, this time with the Joker standing in front of his parade float and Bats in the Batwing. Then Joker [[FreudWasRight pulls a]] a [[VisualInnuendo rather long gun out of his pants]] [[DoubleEntendre as Batman comes ever closer...]]



* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Thor Loki]] tries to brainwash [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] with his [[FreudWasRight very long staff]], but fails due to Tony's arc reactor protecting his heart.

to:

* In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Thor Loki]] tries to brainwash [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]] with his [[FreudWasRight very long staff]], staff, but fails due to Tony's arc reactor protecting his heart.
4th Jan '17 6:53:39 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the second movie, after a rather [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7B9Nv-Z9ag homoerotic dance number]] posing as a baseball game, Chad and Ryan from ''HighSchoolMusical'' talk about Ryan's "game". Meanwhile, Ryan is [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/f1bfd88a676515ffb79043e710f31125/tumblr_nqqsrsvnyy1u2sh1wo4_250.gif playing with a baseball in his hand, and Chad is quite enthusiastically shaking a ketchup bottle]]. Yeah. Oh, and, they're wearing each other's clothes, with no explanations as to how or why.

to:

* In the second movie, after a rather [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7B9Nv-Z9ag homoerotic dance number]] posing as a baseball game, Chad and Ryan from ''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' talk about Ryan's "game". Meanwhile, Ryan is [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/f1bfd88a676515ffb79043e710f31125/tumblr_nqqsrsvnyy1u2sh1wo4_250.gif playing with a baseball in his hand, and Chad is quite enthusiastically shaking a ketchup bottle]]. Yeah. Oh, and, they're wearing each other's clothes, with no explanations as to how or why.
30th Dec '16 9:41:50 AM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seen as barbaric in many countries of Europe.

to:

* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship friendships and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where were not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] exceptions]], didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seen as barbaric in many countries of Europe. Europe.
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'': Krall's Social Darwinist rhetoric bears a strong resemblance to that of the Nazis, no doubt on purpose. This may be ironic [[spoiler: given that he turns out to be a black man.]] The good guys get this too, oddly, with Scotty illustrating Federation doctrine that strength comes from unity with the "fasces" symbol (a bundle of sticks is stronger than one) that was used by the Italian Fascists and inspired their name (of course, they are hardly the only ones who said this).[[note]]The actual Nazis and Fascists said both things, in fact. Struggle was good between nations or races, but unity was also a strength within as well.[[/note]]
8th Dec '16 2:38:17 PM Jhonny
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.

to:

* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem seen as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
8th Dec '16 12:46:47 AM Luppercus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to a what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.

to:

* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to a what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
8th Dec '16 12:46:21 AM Luppercus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships but as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to a history parallelism like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.

to:

* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships but both as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to a history parallelism what happened in real life, like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
8th Dec '16 12:45:02 AM Luppercus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' America has outlawed wizard-nomajs relationships but as friendship and as marriages, something that Europeans like the British find outrageous. This is very similar to a history parallelism like the fact that the US had segregation laws that made marriages between different races illegal, and though friendships where not illegal, considering the segregation of everything (bars, churches, workplaces, schools) it was pretty hard to socialize with other races. Europeans, [[ThoseWackyNazis with some exceptions]] didn’t have similar laws and this practice was seem as barbaric in many countries of Europe.
This list shows the last 10 events of 137. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything.Film