Unlike many movies coming out of Hollywood this film admits to a dark side of women’s nature. What interests us here is the relationship of a “farm boy” Will. A naive man with room temperature I.Q who does not realize that his girlfriend Danielle “Daisy” Brooks is only holding on to him until someone better comes along.
This movie tries to normalize hypergamy. Daisy keep her cuckhold boyfriend in the dark while she sleeps around with rich power students in the university. Yet, every time her country boy calls her she gives him a “hopeful” answer that she will be coming back once her study are completed.
As the movie progress we learn that Daisy attention was far beyond her education. She also joins University sorority girls. She learns quickly Graves family has a lot of power in the school. Mr. Grave is a the professor, and his wife Elizabeth is the Dean. Also, their son Blake is attending the same school.
Realizing the politics of her school and the fact Blake was interested in her. She does everything in her power to keep him interested while pretending to be innocent. Nonetheless, she makes sure that Blake knows that she is serious about him. This allows her to build a close relationship with Blake’s father who was also her professor. Even Blake mother scolds her son for trying to ruin a “poor farm girl”.
All the while her boyfriend was still holding out hopes that she will come back and they will build a family of their own. Like most misandrist women she makes sure that her country bumpkin boyfriend doesn’t find out that she is cheating on him.
Daisy was able to climbed her way to the top. However, her clash with sorority girls who were from upper class did not end well. However, her conflict with rich girls brought misfortune to many rich families. Even Blake father died, and other rich families lost respect and got embroiled into scandals. As a result of her arrogance she was outcast by everyone in the school.
No rich man would date her now. Marrying a rich man is no longer possible for her. In fact no in the city would date her. She decided to go back to a farm life where her cuckhold of a boyfriend was still waiting for her on the farm.
When you watch the movie, you will notice that Hollywood try to “normalize” female hypergamy. One of the most revealing movie scene was when Daisy go out with rich powerful girl and gets free clothes, makeup, shoes and more. Her roommate warns her, so does her new boyfriend Blake. Yet she ignores their warning. She was attracted to wealth and money and she work hard to get out farm town. Therefore she was not going to let anyone tell her any thing.
She did not feel guilty for cheating on her boyfriend, she felt it was justified. In fact her farm boyfriend was represented as a creep. Someone who wanted to chain this poor smart farm girl to a radiator, and made lots of babies so she can’t go out and get life”experience”.
Despite smoke and mirror trick, message comes out quite clearly. Relationship are not made of love, but of money.
For us it is a one more indication why we should avoid getting married, and stay single.