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Older women dating younger men in movies

The pairing: Anna (30s) and Sean (10)In Anna's defense, she's pretty sure the 10-year-old boy she makes out with is actually her dead husband.

This article seeks to examine whether this propensity for older men to be paired with younger women on-screen can reveal something of mainstream cinema’s and, by extension, western culture’s attitudes towards older women, sex and romance.

Since this renewed scrutiny on cinema’s apparent ageism when it comes to the representation of women and romance, has anything improved?

At first glance, it would appear not, particularly when we take into account the attitudes exhibited by the mainstream media and even some actors themselves; for example, Russell Crowe’s comments last year that actresses who speak out about the lack of roles for older women are essentially complaining about nothing, to the apparently outraged response to Susan Sarandon’s choice of outfit at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild awards, which I will return to later.

Might more contemporary examples featuring fresh approaches to the age gap be leading us down a new path, featuring a wider range of romantic perspectives?

Calling into question the motivation for these depictions of couples of disparate ages is not a new observation.

So a lot of them delete their accounts and are dissappointed about their experience.

Other dating apps or sites are very superficial only about looks.

While we eventually learn — spoiler alert — that Sam never raped his students, he still engaged in completely inappropriate relationships with them.