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26th Aug '17 4:26:51 PM XFllo
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The Lady Drunk is that [[AlwaysFemale female]] StockCharacter who's an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], older woman (in her 40s to her 60s or so, and sometimes younger if the drinking [[YoungerThanTheyLook takes enough of a toll on her appearance]]) and usually has either a bitter, misanthropic personality or is the all-too-grown-up version of the HardDrinkingPartyGirl. (In the latter case, she is quite likely to turn into a ChristmasCake as well.) Likely having started out as an upper-crust GrandeDame, she tends to drink from a martini glass and may be used as a stock member of a BigScrewedUpFamily. In her day, she was probably [[IWasQuiteALooker quite attractive]] and rather promiscuous.

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The Lady Drunk is that [[AlwaysFemale female]] StockCharacter who's an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], older woman (in her 40s to her 60s or so, and sometimes younger if the drinking [[YoungerThanTheyLook takes enough of a toll on her appearance]]) and usually has either a bitter, misanthropic personality or is the all-too-grown-up version of the HardDrinkingPartyGirl. (In the latter case, she is quite likely to turn into a ChristmasCake as well.) Likely having started out as an upper-crust GrandeDame, she tends to drink from a martini glass and may be used as a stock member of a BigScrewedUpFamily. In her day, she was probably [[IWasQuiteALooker quite attractive]] and rather promiscuous.
12th Aug '17 3:23:48 PM jamespolk
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%%* MrsRobinson in ''Film/TheGraduate''.

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%%* * MrsRobinson in ''Film/TheGraduate''.''Film/TheGraduate''. Middle-aged mother, bitter about her failed life and unhappy marriage and disappointments.



%%* Lorraine [=McFly=] in the first two ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films:
%%** In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]]'', during the original timeline (before Marty ever goes back to 1955)
%%** In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'', during the 1985-A scenes (where she's married to Biff-A)
%%*** In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, she's shown sneaking a drink on prom night in 1955.

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%%* * Lorraine [=McFly=] in the first two ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' films:
%%** ** In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Part I]]'', during the original timeline (before Marty ever goes back to 1955)
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1955). Alcohol seems to be her way of coping with her disappointing lower-class life with a failure of a husband, even if she does love him.
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In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'', during the 1985-A scenes (where she's married to Biff-A)
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Biff-A). Alcohol seems to be her way of coping with the horror of being married to Biff.
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In a bit of FridgeBrilliance, she's shown sneaking a drink on prom night in 1955.



%%* Carlotta Vance in ''Film/DinnerAtEight''



%%* Mrs Dennit in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''.

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%%* Mrs * Mrs. Dennit in ''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''.''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby''. Constantly drunk, hates her prick of a husband, embarrasses him in the luxury box at the race track.



* Mrs. Oates, the household cook in ''Film/TheSpiralStaircase''. She's quite upset when her husband takes away the brandy, and then later deliberately drops a candle in the basement so Albert won't see her steal another bottle of brandy. When Helen needs help at the climax, as she is being hunted by a SerialKiller, Mrs. Oates is passed out drunk in the kitchen and Helen can't rouse her.[[/folder]]

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* Mrs. Oates, the household cook in ''Film/TheSpiralStaircase''. She's quite upset when her husband takes away the brandy, and then later deliberately drops a candle in the basement so Albert won't see her steal another bottle of brandy. When Helen needs help at the climax, as she is being hunted by a SerialKiller, Mrs. Oates is passed out drunk in the kitchen and Helen can't rouse her.her.
* Joyce in ''Film/{{Dangerous}}''. A series of professional and personal disasters have convinced everyone, including Joyce herself, that she is a "jinx", ruining her career as a stage actress. In her first scene she's drunk in a bar, ridiculing poor Don for being a fan of hers back in the day, slurring her way through ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'' dialogue until she passes out. The next ''morning'', before breakfast, she's smashing open Don's locked liquor cabinet so she can get more alcohol.
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1st Aug '17 3:17:38 PM gb00393
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%%* Cersei Lannister from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.

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%%* * ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Cersei Lannister Lannister's trusty goblet is never far from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.her hand.
31st Jul '17 10:26:16 AM Dracis
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* In {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}, this is heavily implied to be the case for [[{{Ojou}} Weiss Schnee]]'s mother; when Weiss returns home from Beacon Academy and asks as to her whereabouts, her brother Whitley offhandedly says that she's "drinking in the garden". Given the fact that the woman's married to the likes of [[AbusiveParents Jaques]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Schnee]], you can't entirely blame her.

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* In {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}, ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'', this is heavily implied to be the case for [[{{Ojou}} Weiss Schnee]]'s mother; when Weiss returns home from Beacon Academy and asks as to her whereabouts, her brother Whitley offhandedly says that she's "drinking in the garden". Given the fact that the woman's married to the likes of [[AbusiveParents Jaques]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Schnee]], you can't entirely blame her.
31st Jul '17 10:25:43 AM Dracis
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* In {{WebAnimation/RWBY}}, this is heavily implied to be the case for [[{{Ojou}} Weiss Schnee]]'s mother; when Weiss returns home from Beacon Academy and asks as to her whereabouts, her brother Whitley offhandedly says that she's "drinking in the garden". Given the fact that the woman's married to the likes of [[AbusiveParents Jaques]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Schnee]], you can't entirely blame her.
16th Jul '17 6:36:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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%%* Cersei Lannister from ''GameOfThrones''.

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%%* Cersei Lannister from ''GameOfThrones''.''Series/GameOfThrones''.
16th Mar '17 8:28:29 AM rafi
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* Atsuko Urameshi (Yusuke's mom) from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. She often draws others in.
16th Mar '17 8:18:02 AM rafi
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* Atsuko Urameshi (Yusuke's mom) from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. She often draws others in.
16th Mar '17 8:11:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Sweet Saraya acted like violent lunatic her entire Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} run until she went out with Mayumi Ozaki for a drink. It was further establised after [=SoCal=] Val's hostile takeover of [[PowerStable Valkyrie]] in SHINE. Sweet Saraya, being the "[[OpenSecret unofficial]]" hit woman of the group, announced she was using her new "raise" to get pissed to the point and proceeded to become so indulged in drinking she neglected her thrawl, Su Yung.[[/folder]]
7th Mar '17 10:31:17 AM JamesAustin
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->'''Lily''': I need a drink.
->'''Olive''': You're ''holding'' a drink.
->'''Lily''': [dumps out drink] I need a ''stronger'' one.

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->'''Lily''': ->'''Lily:''' I need a drink.
->'''Olive''': ->'''Olive:''' You're ''holding'' a drink.
->'''Lily''': [dumps ->'''Lily:''' ''[dumps out drink] drink]'' I need a ''stronger'' one.
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