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Netflix Calls for an End to the Term "Chick Flick" and Movie Fans Are Divided

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Over the past few years, Netflix has revolutionized the way audiences consume movies and TV while making it easier for films that wouldn't otherwise gain wide distribution to find an audience. Now they're hoping to change the landscape even more by reshaping the way movie fans look at a certain kind of film: the "genre" widely referred to as "chick flicks."

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The term was created for films that seem to target a predominately female audience, though the types of movies that fall under the umbrella span a wide range of genres and themes. 

And the underlying connotation of that phrase is frequently dismissive and derogatory.