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  • All this is balanced by the fact that there is a lean-bodied, smart black cop who protects Hit Girl.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Arnold Roper at forty-five was one of nature's bachelors, a lean-bodied man accustomed to looking after himself, a man who found the chatter of companionship a nuisance.

    The Elvis Latte

  • But when I see whites disproportionately represented as "lean-bodied, smart, sexy, heterosexual, 18-35" and the disproportionate representation of non-whites OUT of this "breeding circle"...yeah, I take offense.

    Tropic Thunder (2008)

  • The vast majority --if not the totality of stars in 100-million plus films are those who are in the "Breeding Circle"--young, heterosexual, lean-bodied.

    Hellboy II (2008)

  • -Marty, that would be true IF the distribution of black characters is roughly proportional to their statistical presence in the population OR if, when black characters are present, they are sexual and lean-bodied at the approximate rate their white counterparts are.

    "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Forbidden Kingdom"

  • About thirty years ago I came up with this, noticing that black men in SF/Fantasy/adventure movies were never lean-bodied heterosexual survivors between the ages of 17-45.

    Trying to clarify re: movies

  • I HAVE said that I've never met a white, straight, lean-bodied, Christian middle-class male with much of a clue about prejudice, but change any one of these parameters and they grasp the problem much more rapidly.

    To slp and an Iraq thought

  • White straight lean-bodied males will have much more difficulty believing--not because of any innate perceptual flaws, but because when you are on the winning team, you tend not to question the referee's calls.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • In combination with the excellent poll numbers on Barack Obama, and the existence of Oprah, and Will Smith who has charted his career more intelligently than almost any other performer I can think of, and what the hell, a lean-bodied black male winning on Survivor, I feel that there is a gate opening.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • None of them had the air of a sexual predator — and they were all lean-bodied men, who lacked the brute strength of whoever had beaten Valeria with the jump weight.

    See Delphi and Die


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