It's 2017: Why Does This "Crazy Woman" Character Trope Still Exist?

Warning: this story includes minor spoilers for Unforgettable.

On the bright side, Unforgettable passes the Bechdel Test. But beyond that shallow metric of feminism, this film is fueled by every stereotype in the book. The most destructive of them all? That behind every pretty face, a crazy woman might lurk. Yes, it’s 2017, and we’re still battling the tired trope of a jealous Stepford ex-wife, hell-bent on revenge.

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