History Film / Mammoth

29th Jul '15 12:23:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhiteMaleLead: ...except that he's a DecoyProtagonist.

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* WhiteMaleLead: ...except that he's a DecoyProtagonist.DecoyProtagonist.
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6th Apr '13 10:31:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: When Leo met the Thai sex-worker Cookie, it confuses him to find out that she's a regular person rather than an AsianHookerStereotype. He falls in love with her, having a brief romance where he keeps making all kinds of promises to her. He is completely honest, believing his own unrealistic fantasies about how he's not a John and how he's going to give her a better life and everything. [[spoiler:Of course, he ends up realizing that he does have a wife and daughter at home. And thus, he ends up sneaking away in the night, leaving his Asian lover without even saying good-bye.]]


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* MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow: When Leo met the Thai sex-worker Cookie, it confuses him to find out that she's a regular person rather than an AsianHookerStereotype. He falls in love with her, having a brief romance where he keeps making all kinds of promises to her. He is completely honest, believing his own unrealistic fantasies about how he's not a John and how he's going to give her a better life and everything. [[spoiler:Of course, he ends up realizing that he does have a wife and daughter at home. And thus, he ends up sneaking away in the night, leaving his Asian lover without even saying good-bye.]]
23rd Mar '13 6:29:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with the 2006 monster movie starring Creator/SummerGlau.

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Not Under no circumstances to be confused with the 2006 monster movie starring Creator/SummerGlau.
6th Mar '13 9:57:36 AM Morgenthaler
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Much of the story revolves around the angst Ellen and Gloria feel over being separated from their children. Ellen is too busy taking care of dying kids at the hospital to take care of her own daughter, while Gloria is too busy taking care of Ellen's daughter to be there for her own little kids. While these women are extremely different in social status, they come across as being quite similar as human beings and actually living chillingly similar lives.

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Much of the story revolves around the angst Ellen and Gloria feel over being separated from their children. Ellen is too busy taking care of dying kids at the hospital to take care of her own daughter, while Gloria is too busy taking care of Ellen's daughter to be there for her own little kids. While these women are extremely different in social status, they come across as being quite similar as human beings and actually living chillingly similar lives. lives.

Not to be confused with the 2006 monster movie starring Creator/SummerGlau.
9th Dec '12 8:26:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CondescendingCompassion: Believing prostitution to be horrible, Leo keep feeling sorry for Cookie in a way that's actually shaming her and would damage her emotionally if she [[InternalizedCategorism internalized it]].



* InternalizedCategorism: Averted, since Cookie doesn't take Leo's [[PityingPerversion pity]] to heart: His pity ''would'' have made her feel like a [[DefiledForever lost and dirty little whore]] (in desperate need of getting saved by him, no doubt), but it appears she just shrugs it off [[spoiler:along with the rest of his self-deluded bullshit]].

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* InternalizedCategorism: Averted, since Cookie doesn't take Leo's [[PityingPerversion [[CondescendingCompassion pity]] to heart: His pity ''would'' have made her feel like a [[DefiledForever lost and dirty little whore]] (in desperate need of getting saved by him, no doubt), but it appears she just shrugs it off [[spoiler:along with the rest of his self-deluded bullshit]].



* PityingPerversion: Believing prostitution to be horrible, Leo keep feeling sorry for Cookie in a way that's actually shaming her and would damage her emotionally if she [[InternalizedCategorism internalized it]].
7th Dec '12 4:24:27 PM TastySauce
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: When Leo met the Thai sex-worker Cookie, it confuses him to find out that he's a regular person rather than an AsianHookerStereotype. He falls in love with her, having a brief romance where he keeps making all kinds of promises to her. He is completely honest, believing his own unrealistic fantasies about how he's not a John and how he's going to give her a better life and everything. [[spoiler:Of course, he ends up realizing that he does have a wife and daughter at home. And thus, he ends up sneaking away in the night, leaving his Asian lover without even saying good-bye.]]

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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: When Leo met the Thai sex-worker Cookie, it confuses him to find out that he's she's a regular person rather than an AsianHookerStereotype. He falls in love with her, having a brief romance where he keeps making all kinds of promises to her. He is completely honest, believing his own unrealistic fantasies about how he's not a John and how he's going to give her a better life and everything. [[spoiler:Of course, he ends up realizing that he does have a wife and daughter at home. And thus, he ends up sneaking away in the night, leaving his Asian lover without even saying good-bye.]]
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6th May '12 10:45:06 AM Xzenu
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* CrapsackWorld: There's basically one tragedy behind each corner.
** CrapsaccharineWorld: ...luckily for Leo, he can afford to not look behind any corners. Or behind him. Sure people's lives get ruined, but those people are replaceable anyway.


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* PoorCommunicationKills: Gloria's mother try to deliver AnAesop to her grandson, based on the premise that child prostitution is something truly awful. However, he doesn't know what child prostitution is, so he start asking her questions. Embarrassed, she avoids his question, leaving him with the impression that chatting up elderly white tourists might be a rather smart way to make money. [[CrapsackWorld It goes downhill from there]].
26th Mar '12 3:05:34 PM Xzenu
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* AsianHookerStereotype: Averted in a way that makes it a major plot point. When Leo meets the thai sex-worker Cookie, he must have expected a hooker stereotype: finding out that she's just a regular person makes him startled and confused, incapable of knowing how to handle such a situation. He tries to do a MightyWhitey KnightInShiningArmor routine... Fails miserably, and spends the rest of the story trying to convince himself that he's a heroic lover and that [[spoiler:paying a sex-worker "for not having sex" and then have sex with her after all]] does not make him a John. [[spoiler:This also fails miserably]].
** As for the "all Asia women are sex-workers" version of this trope, the movie averts it by having Gloria as a central character, Gloria's mother as an important side character, and loads of minor female Asian characters who have nothing to do with the sex industry.

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* AsianHookerStereotype: Averted in a way that makes it a A major plot point. When plotline starts with Leo meets the thai sex-worker Cookie, he must visiting a place where sex-workers and clients hook up, just to have a look. [[DeconstructedTrope He obviously expected the local prostitute to be a hooker living stereotype: finding Finding out that she's just a regular normal person makes him startled shocked and confused, incapable confused]]. He awkwardly tried to take up the role of knowing how to handle such a situation. He tries to do a MightyWhitey KnightInShiningArmor routine... Fails miserably, and instead, but it doesn't work. After that, he spends the rest of the story trying to convince himself that he's a heroic lover and that [[spoiler:paying a sex-worker "for not having sex" and then have sex with her after all]] does not make him a John. [[spoiler:This also fails miserably]].
miserably, and he end up leaving her without even saying good-bye... [[ReconstructedTrope Thus after all treating her as a lowly whore to be used and discarded]].]].
** As for the racist "all Asia Asian women are sex-workers" stereotype version of this trope, the movie averts it by having Gloria as a central character, Gloria's mother as an important side character, and loads of minor female Asian characters who have nothing to do with the sex industry.
industry.
23rd Mar '12 5:19:41 PM lebrel
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* AsianHookerStereotype: Averted in a way that makes it a major plot point. When Leo meets the thai sex-worker Cookie, he must have expected a hooker stereotype: finding out that she's just a regular person makes him startled and confused, incapable of knowing how to handle such a situation. He tries to do a MightyWhitey KnightInShiningArmor routine... Fails miserably, and spend the rest of the story trying to convince himself that he's a heroic lover and that [paying a sex-worker "for not having sex" and then have sex with her after all] does not make him a John. [[spoiler:This also fails miserably]].

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* AsianHookerStereotype: Averted in a way that makes it a major plot point. When Leo meets the thai sex-worker Cookie, he must have expected a hooker stereotype: finding out that she's just a regular person makes him startled and confused, incapable of knowing how to handle such a situation. He tries to do a MightyWhitey KnightInShiningArmor routine... Fails miserably, and spend spends the rest of the story trying to convince himself that he's a heroic lover and that [paying [[spoiler:paying a sex-worker "for not having sex" and then have sex with her after all] all]] does not make him a John. [[spoiler:This also fails miserably]].
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