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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Is MILF Central

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting, a comedy based on the bestselling book of the same name, hits theaters in May. But the movie posters – or rather “character” posters – were released today. And, let me tell you, this is MILF Central. Granted, most of the actors in the film aren’t real-life moms, but whatever – this is Hollywood, people.

Anyway, I’m both amused and annoyed by these photos. On the one hand, it’s nice to see pregnant women not being portrayed as bloated slobs with cankles. On the other hand, where are all the bloated slobs with cankles?

I wasn’t exactly expecting the latter, but an out-of-place pimple and, say, underarm sweat stains on at least one of these hotties would have made the whole thing at least slightly believable. Instead, we have a glowing Cameron Diaz, who looks like she stuffed a pillow under her shirt five minutes pre-shoot, and a “crazy horny” Brooklyn Decker flaunting stick-think arms.

My favorite is Elizabeth Banks proclaiming, “I’m calling bull$#!%. Pregnancy sucks.” A+ for telling it like it is! But D- on the whole perky and polished bit.  I mean, aren’t we supposed to relate to your misery?

Click through the posters below and tell us: who, if anyone, can you relate to the most?

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11 Comments

  1. CW

    January 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Umm, why would a woman who was not overweight get fat arms as a result of the pregnancy???? What I personally find implausible is the salon-perfect hair. I have yet to meet a pregnant woman yet whose hair did not get at least somewhat wacko as a result of the hormones.

    • J

      January 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      My skin and hair were actually awesome during pregnancy. Five months later they both suck. What irks me about these photos is the “glow.” you’re glowing is just some BS line people give you because they don’t want to mention how exhausted you look.

    • bl

      January 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Ehh I don’t think everyone is blessed with the “basketball belly” pregnancy. Lot’s of people tend to swell up in general. I’ve only seen one pregnant woman look this good; she went to my gym and kicked my ass on the elliptical daily.

      As for the glow, I believe in it! One day in middle school I looked at my algebra teacher and she was literally glowing. It’s kind of hard to describe. But I just knew at that moment she was pregnant. A few days later I overheard her telling another teacher she just found out she was pregnant the night before. So she was glowing (to me anyway) before she even knew.

    • NotThumper

      January 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Oh I don’t know, my hair was thick, shiny, and healthy before I was pregnant and remained that way throughout my pregnancy. I happen to have the kind of hair that looks good when I get up in the AM after nothing’s been done to it…my mother and female friends hate me, lol.
      However, 4 months after my daughter was born a lot of my hair fell out, I even had bald spots! Thankfully, it has come back and my hair is nice again. The only thing the hormones did for me was grow my hair very quickly.

      That was the only good thing about being pregnant for me though, I was not one with a cute belly, I was pregnant EVERYWHERE. Ugh…

  2. elia

    January 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    i can’t believe i hate this movie so much just from seeing the posters. it sounds like a bunch of insipid stereotyping (much like the book).

  3. Expecting Something Better

    January 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I had some self-image issues before becoming pregnant, but these have feelings have just grossly multiplied since I have gotten pregnant. All you hear about is how ugly, bloated, fat, and gross women feel when they are pregnant. But, funnily enough, all you (or I at least) see is images like this of perfectly slim, glowing, gorgeous pregnant women without an extra ounce of fat besides a perfect basketball belly and a wonderful rack. I don’t know, I guess I expected more acceptance and reality when it came to portraying pregnant women. I thought this was the one time women were allowed to get fat and they would still be considered beautiful, but I was sorely mistaken. I would also really like to know where Ms. Cohen has seen pregnant women portrayed as “bloated slobs with cankles”

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  6. Marie

    March 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Oh please! They could have AT LEAST made them gain some weight, those arms are NOT pregnant arms!

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  8. TW

    September 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I had tiny arms, butt and legs during pregnancy, and my hair was amazing. however, i had shitty zitty skin

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