"We sure are cute for two ugly people."
—The Moldy Peaches, "Anyone Else But You".
Austin: So they're slightly disfigured and connected at the head. But combined, those two make up one pretty decent chick.
Reggie Ray: Yeah, I'd do 'em.
Austin: I know you would, Reggie Ray. But no, I'm looking for somebody who's really messed up. I'm talking about a real shitbomb.
[Chyler Leigh walks by]
Austin: Well, bombs away!
Jake: No, no, no, no, anyone but her! Not... Janie Briggs! Guys, she's got glasses and a ponytail! Aw, look at that, she's got paint on her overalls, what is that?!
Leonardo: Take the ugly one!
Raphael: You take the ugly one!
Donatello: I'll take the ugly one!
Michaelangelo: Which one's the ugly one?
—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
"Even the compulsory ugly one is, should you ever meet him in the flesh, actually the handsomest person you would ever see in your life. The same way American movies always cast a stunningly beautiful girl to play an ugly girl, and then give her one eyebrow, fluffy hair and glasses."
Jiwoo: If [the main character] was ugly, it would have ended after 5 minutes of being aired.
Heejung: ...true. Usually the main female character isn't ugly. The film might describe the woman as being plain-looking, but they actually use a really pretty actress.
Rebecca: Oh yeah! Let's take the hot chick and make her look frumpy. Brilliant! She can get any role she wants, do you know how many normal, ugly people would kill for that role? But no, let's hand it to the cute one and praise her for being edgy.
"Five minutes into the film, I relaxed, knowing it was set in the real world, and not in the Hollywood alternative universe where Julia Roberts can't get a date."
"Nicole Kidman wasn’t considered sexy enough by the studio. Before you snicker, bear in mind this is the same studio that at the time was planning a Superman movie with Nicolas Cage in the lead."
Chris: “Olsen, this photo’s fuzzy!” “No, that’s… actually just her face.”
Matt: One of many jokes at poor Vera’s expense.
Chris: For real. This movie has a pretty hard-line stance on the male gaze. If you’re not Pamela Stephens or Annette O’Toole, you are basically a monster in Richard Lester’s eyes.
"You know, I saw this Chloe scene, and I was thinking about that big old string of shower scenes we had last season. You remember them? The most blatant was the one where Lana, in a pink/red backdrop, lather's up, luxuriates, reveals just enough body not to get one of those parental discretion warnings... Now compare that to how Chloe's bath is treated. Even though she's lighting candles and trying to relax, the lighting is dull, flat, and very little of Chloe showering is actually shown. It takes place in the dark. Any of you shower in the dark?
This has to be purposeful...which leads me to wonder, why isn't Chloe treated like as much of a hot chick as Lana?
Insert commentary that I don't want to get into about the smart chick over the pink froofy beautiful chick. Just of note.
One could argue that they learned their lesson about how rampant and arbitrary titillation doesn't serve any real story purpose. Uh, yeah. That's it. Tell it to Ms Leather pants of Vengeance last week, and ring up the return, 'cause I ain't buying it."
—Neal Bailey on Smallville ("Tomb")
"Leblanc is shrill, supercilious and vain... Even her henchmen have a hard time tolerating her, and can be heard making cracks about her age behind her back. Judging by the look of things, the old hag might even be a hoary twenty-five years old. (As you know, the twilight of a woman's prime is somewhere between the ages of seventeen and twenty-two.)"
—Pat R., "So It's Come to This"