Pretty Woman Redux

I want to see a movie

about a Pretty Woman

who is actually the main character

not a plot device to further a patriarchal power fantasy


and the story is hers alone


Show me a scene where

her vulnerability is demonstrated

not through her naked body

but through her naked ego


and she is not fodder for the male gaze


Show me a scene where

her display of personal power is made

not with tears and confusion

but with courage and surety


and she is not a woman-child


Show me a scene where

her worthiness of being respected is shown

not by being saved from an attack

but by being human


and she is not disposable


Show me a scene where

she rejects the repressed, powerful man

then takes the bus to her new beginning

because she can save herself


and she is the hero of her story

and she is the hero of her story

and she is the hero of her story


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