09/11/2013 10:49 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2013

The Myth Of The Effortlessly Perfect Girl (Or, Models Don't Eat Cake For Breakfast)


I watched "Drinking Buddies" last week. It was actually decent as far as romcoms go -- no happy ending, no super-sexist narratives about crazy/desperate/needy women, and no Rules crap.

Set in a brewery, Olivia Wilde stars as "Kate" -- a "just one of the boys" kind of character, working in a male-dominated industry. She eats fries and drinks beer every day and goes to the bar after work with the guys she works with (which is all fine and good, of course); all while looking like a supermodel, albeit a we-put-her-in-chucks-so-that-makes-her-plain-right? type.

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