Netflix has changed the movie industry since its launch and the streaming service is ready to shake things up once again. On Monday, the entertainment app tweeted its own PSA calling for the end of the term “chick flicks” unless actual “small baby chickens” are involved.
“For starters, “chick flicks” are traditionally synonymous with romantic comedies. This suggests that women are the only people interested in 1. Romance 2. Comedy,” Netflix’s film account tweeted. Adding to its argument that the degrading term is outdated, Netflix reminded fans that there are no genres geared towards men’s interest called “man movies,” so why should women be treated differently?
“The term also cheapens the work that goes into making these types of films. Romantic comedies and/or films centered around female leads go through just as much editing, consideration, and rewriting as any other film,” it was stated.
While the Netflix account had good intentions for its socially-aware thread some people just weren’t ready to be “woke” just yet. “That’s why I’m rooting for Disney+ and @Hulu,” one user responded. Though the streaming app had good intentions some of their female viewers weren’t falling for it. “As a female I think the term chick flicks is adorable and will continue using it with great pleasure,” someone tweeted.
Read more about what Twitter thinks about “chick flicks” by watching the video above.