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What Is 'Fridging' - Hollywood's Grossest Problem, Explained

Especially in genre fiction like superhero stories, fantasy, and science fiction, tropes function as markers for the audience — indicators that yes, this is the kind of story you think it is. But some tropes, like the infamous "woman in the refrigerator," are only harmful.

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What Is 'Fridging' - Hollywood's Grossest Problem, Explained
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    WHERE 'FRIDGING' COMES FROM AND WHY IT'S HURTING TV AND MOVIES

    What Is 'Fridging'? The Gross Origins & True Meaning Of A Huge Hollywood Problem

    What Is 'Fridging'? The Gross Origins & True Meaning Of A Huge Hollywood Problem

    When it comes to movies, TV shows, and comic books, tropes make the world go round. Who could ever fault a good enemies-to-lovers arc, a classic origin story, or a surly mentor character? Especially in genre fiction like superhero stories, fantasy, and science fiction, tropes function as markers for the audience — indicators that yes, this is the kind of story you think it is. But some tropes, like the infamous "woman in the refrigerator," are only harmful.

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