If Jordan Belfort were a woman, she would have taped wads of cash to a guy's man-boobs. Presenting, The Women of Wall Street, a gender-flipped parody of The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, by Los Angeles writer Nicole Donadio. Up for a Best Picture Oscar Sunday night, the man-version (otherwise known as Martin Scorsese's) is probably the most divisive nominee of the year, at least among critics, in part because of its portrayal of women. As Alyssa Rosenberg wrote in her very smart essay on the film, "there’s hardly a woman in The Wolf of Wall Street—at least those who are white, and over the age of consent—who the movie isn’t eager to offer up for our consumption, carefully manicured pubic hair on full display." Here's the real Wolf of Wall Street trailer, for comparison's sake. Which movie would you rather see?
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