Okay, this has been annoying me for a while now, so I need to get it out.
In the 2010 film ‘The Losers‘, there is a tech-nerd soldier character, portrayed by everyone’s favourite ‘guy who does loads of comic book movies‘, Chris Evans. About half way into the movie, after we’ve already established Mr Evans’ character’s typical arrogant, cocky persona, there’s a scene in which he is having to hurriedly change his disguise whilst in an elevator. As is textbook for a pseudo-comedic Hollywood film, the doors inevitably open the second he removes his trousers and, for some reason, his underwear (for real though, why the underwear?). As Mr Evans looks up in shock, standing before him are four rather attractive and provocatively dressed young ladies, presumably who work in the building he’s unsuccessfully trying to covertly infiltrate. A brief pause ensues as everyone looks at one another: the genitally exposed Chris Evans, and the curious hoards of apparent bimbos; and then, just as we expect the screaming to begin, something rather strange happens.
The ladies all smile flirtatiously at him.
Now, even if the handsome Chris Evans has the best looking penis on the planet (and come on, have you seen him in literally anything? I bet he totally does), I find it somewhat unrealistic that any youngish girl would see a man in the public office elevator, with a tee shirt on and his pants around his ankles, and be turned on by it. It’s just not what would happen. They would scream and run away and report it to security and he would be put on the Sex Offenders Register and be charged with public indecency, and all of that would probably definitely throw a spanner into his work as a currently-on-assignment secret agent mercenary guy.
But no, they all smile at him, and glance at his exposed flaccid penis (which, by the way, is pronounced ‘flack-sid‘ and not ‘flass-id‘, honestly look it up), and bite their lips and wink, and he just stands there, looking all proud of himself and smiles back, and then the lift doors cheekily close themselves.
So apparently, in the land of movies, no one would see a man exposing himself in such a fashion and think, ‘Hey, this guy might be a sick pervert or have some mental disorder. I should probably leave the immediate area and alert someone of authority,’ because they’d be far too busy thinking ‘Damn! Look at that dude’s junk! Public indecency or not, I hope he’s getting off on my floor!’
Yeah, a super likely scenario. Or maybe it actually is. Who knows? He’s Captain America.