History Film / Disclosure

17th Feb '16 2:53:28 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay".

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay"."okay."
15th Oct '15 3:23:55 PM DrOO7
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Tom's actions, demeanor, and treatment after the incident in Meredith's office echo what female victims have been subjected to--he takes a shower afterwards, he has nightmares, is uncomfortable when discussing the incident, his Meredith's prior relationship is used against him, him going to her office late at night is regarded as expectation of or consent to sexual activity.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Tom's actions, demeanor, and treatment after the incident in Meredith's office echo what female victims have been subjected to--he takes a shower afterwards, he has nightmares, is uncomfortable when discussing the incident, his and Meredith's prior relationship is used against him, him going to her office late at night is regarded as expectation of or consent to sexual activity.
13th Oct '15 10:44:53 PM DrOO7
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay". As well, even though he's accused of being the perpetrator, Tom is treated much like female victims have historically been--his and Meredith's sexual history is used as evidence against him, him going to her office late at night is treated as consent to sexual activity, etc--and he reacts like one--taking a shower after the incident, covering up with a T-shirt (his wife comments on it since he doesn't usually sleep with one on), nightmares, discomfort when discussing what happened.

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay". As well, even though he's accused of being "okay".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Tom's actions, demeanor, and treatment after
the perpetrator, Tom is treated much like incident in Meredith's office echo what female victims have historically been--his and been subjected to--he takes a shower afterwards, he has nightmares, is uncomfortable when discussing the incident, his Meredith's sexual history prior relationship is used as evidence against him, him going to her office late at night is treated regarded as expectation of or consent to sexual activity, etc--and he reacts like one--taking a shower after the incident, covering up with a T-shirt (his wife comments on it since he doesn't usually sleep with one on), nightmares, discomfort when discussing what happened.activity.
4th Jul '15 12:43:05 PM DrOO7
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* AllMenArePerverts: Tom's lawyer warns him that people are going to find it hard to believe that "you were alone in a room with Miss Teen New Mexico, and ''you're'' the one who said "no"", especially in light of the fact that she's also his ex-girlfriend. It seems incomprehensible to anyone that Tom could have moved on, be HappilyMarried, and despite acknowledging that Meredith is very attractive, have no lingering sexual or romantic feelings for her.



* BeautyIsBad: Meredith



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay".

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed,]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] and ultimately [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] While no one [[spoiler: (initially)]] believes Tom's claim that Meredith is the one who came onto him, her actions are never presented as "right" or "okay". As well, even though he's accused of being the perpetrator, Tom is treated much like female victims have historically been--his and Meredith's sexual history is used as evidence against him, him going to her office late at night is treated as consent to sexual activity, etc--and he reacts like one--taking a shower after the incident, covering up with a T-shirt (his wife comments on it since he doesn't usually sleep with one on), nightmares, discomfort when discussing what happened.
* FalseRapeAccusation: Meredith claims that Tom assaulted ''her''. Indeed, had the roles been reversed, she could very well have gone to the police and filed a complaint.


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* KickedUpstairs: Tom is offered an identical position at the company's Texas office as a means of calming the furor over the lawsuit. He refuses--aside from refusing to be punished when he hasn't done anything wrong, he also knows that the Texas office is due to be closed soon.
30th Mar '15 10:26:12 PM RushLimborg
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''Disclosure'' is a 1994 thriller film, directed by Creator/BarryLevinson and based on a novel by Creator/MichaelCrichton. The main stars were MichaelDouglas and Creator/DemiMoore.

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''Disclosure'' is a 1994 thriller film, directed by Creator/BarryLevinson [[TheFilmOfTheBook and based on on]] [[Literature/{{Disclosure}} a novel by by]] Creator/MichaelCrichton. The main stars were MichaelDouglas and Creator/DemiMoore.
23rd Feb '15 3:07:55 PM falcon2484
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: [[spoiler:"Did it ever occur to you, Meredith, that maybe ''I'' set ''you'' up?"]]
2nd Feb '15 11:06:30 PM RushLimborg
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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that ''she'' worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to Meredith, who the co-worker clearly views as [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey having used sexual manipulation to rise to the top.]] As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]

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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that ''she'' worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to Meredith, who the co-worker clearly views as [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey having used sexual manipulation to rise to the top.]] top]], ''wrapped in'' feminist trappings. As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]
2nd Feb '15 11:05:35 PM RushLimborg
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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Turns out the whole "sexual harassment" scandal, however it turned out, was just to put doubt in the minds everyone when the problems with the new software would be revealed...so Tom could serve as the scapegoat.]]

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Turns out the whole "sexual harassment" scandal, however it turned out, was just to put doubt in the minds of everyone when the problems with the new software would be revealed...so Tom could then serve as the a convenient scapegoat.]]
2nd Feb '15 11:04:53 PM RushLimborg
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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that she worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to, she implies, Meredith [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey using sexual manipulation.]] As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]

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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that she ''she'' worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to, she implies, Meredith to Meredith, who the co-worker clearly views as [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey using having used sexual manipulation.manipulation to rise to the top.]] As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]
2nd Feb '15 11:03:12 PM RushLimborg
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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that she worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to, she implies, Meredith using sexual manipulation. As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]

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* StrawFeminist: An interesting InUniverse spin on the trope. When Tom asks a female co-worker if she's on Meredith's side, the woman replies that she worked her tail off to get where she is--as opposed to, she implies, Meredith [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey using sexual manipulation. manipulation.]] As such, the answer is "no". [[spoiler: [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Stephanie Kaplan]] later implies she feels the same way.]]
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