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We all know about the derisive term that relates to a woman who likes to "flirt" so to say but never goes the whole way? Well this thread's title works well to describe something that seems to happen a lot in movies and TV shows. It's where you see a good looking woman in a skirt and a pair of nice heels who is about to get herself into, or is already in, a very perilous situation. One of those shoes has to come off, you think. There is no way she can keep them both on in that situation. Then she never loses her shoe. Or she loses both at the same time. Or she jettisons them both off at the same time. Don't know if this is just the way the script is written, or the actress just doesn't want to go one shoed, or maybe would just rather be barefoot. I can understand sometimes where she'd have to run her butt off to get out of some bad place, so heels would be a hindrance, but not EVERY scene where a woman is in that kind of danger would support this action. There was one old TV movie called Trapped where a then young Kathleen Quinlon finds herself dangling off the side of a skyscraper in a skirt suit and a pair of pumps, and she never loses one of them, even though she falls and jerks to a stop when the netting she has a hold of runs out its slack! A shot of one of her shoes being slung off her foot and dropping down to the ground at the base of the skyscraper would have been both awesome and built some very believable tension into that scene. But, no, it never happens. Another was Guilty As Sin where a bad guy Don Johnson throws the highly attractive Rebecca De Morney over a balcony, dressed in a skirt suit and heels, and as she struggles to keep from falling, there is a close-up of BOTH her heels falling off and dropping away to the floor below - at the same time! Bogus, you ask me! So you know what I'm saying here, guys. Very frustrating indeed. At least that is not the case with my novel, The Railroad Man. The main female character loses her shoe early, and stays one shoed throughout the story. And should I ever be blessed with it being turned into a film, you have my word that I will insure that is how her character will be made to be in that medium as well. What do you guys think?

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I love that De mornay scene!
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There has been a ton of shoe teasers this. The most surprising one is Cinderella since there isn't a single one shoe scene in the entire movie. The iconic scene where she loses a shoe running down the stairs is just a digital effect.

In the new Mad Max there are six beautiful women in the main cast. Max himself who is wearing tightly laced boots loses a shoe instead of one of them and the only other character to be in one shoe is also male.

In Jurassic World there is an opposite problem. It features a female lead in highly impractical clothing wearing a pair of strapless pumps running around an island from various dinosaurs but never loses one. I was expecting at least a shoe removal scene but we aren't even treated to that even when it's discussed how impractical they are. Instead somehow Bryce Dallas Howard's shoes somehow stick magically with her shoes.
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The more I hear about Jurassic Park, the more critics are making a big deal about Bryce Dallas Howard and her shoes. They're calling her "Superwoman" now because she takes on dinosaurs while keeping on her stylish high heels. Wow! And I thought having my character Laura running around a rail yard in heels would be poo-pooed by critics. At least my heroine isn't being chased by CG dinosaurs through a cow pasture, even if shes running about in one high-heeled shoe like I have her. Since my story came out first, could I be on the leading edge of something? By the way, although they both are too old now for the parts, (Mike is 30 and Laura 25) both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas would have made a pretty good Mike and Laura, don't you guys think?

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In the latest episode of Fear The Walking Dead there was a scene that could have been perfect for a shoe loss. The teenaged daughter Alicia is climbing over a fence to escape from a zombie, she gets one leg over the fence but the other is still on the side with the zombie. There is a short sequence that focusing on the zombie pulling her sneaker and Alicia struggling to get out of its clutches but unfortunately Alicia evades the zombie with her sneaker still on her foot. The thing made the scene even more disappointing that there actually have been two shoe removals on screen in this franchise, one was in this episode but it was an injured elderly woman the other was similar to the scene with Alicia but this time the character actually lost a shoe to a zombie but unfortunately that character was male.

I feel that they missed an opportunity to create more tension with Alicia's scene and I'm not just saying this because of my fetish. I genuinely think the scene would've been scarier if she lost a shoe to the zombie because it would have shown the zombie's strength and her foot would have nothing to protect from the zombie's bite. Plus it wouldn't have been a big deal for the character because she could have gotten a replacement pair since was at home or her mother could have gotten her sneaker back after confronting the zombie. Anyway hopefully bosart's upcoming Apocalypse webcomic will fulfil my desire to see a zombie related shoe loss.
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If only I put zombies or vampires in my novel. It might be selling better!
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In the new Mad Max there are six beautiful women in the main cast. Max himself who is wearing tightly laced boots loses a shoe instead of one of them and the only other character to be in one shoe is also male.

This is revolting! :-(

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Normally I wouldn't think this merited even mention here, since it is so bad, but since (based on the nature of thier work) I know several people in this group have a certain fondness for the Sonic the Hedgehog/ Mobian world. I should not that the Sonic Boom episode "Designated Heroes" has a really nasty example of a shoe tease. In one point in the episode, Dr. Eggman tricks Sticks into removing her shoes and leaving them with him. This has absolutely no impact on the episode plot (unlike the rest of the items he tricks the characters out of, he never actually uses the shoes for anything, nor is it explained why he would want then instead of, say, Sticks's boomerang (which is her actual weapon) . But it does get a little funny to see how for the rest of the episode, the animators, realizing that they have literally drawn themselves into a corner (it's a CGI show, and they obviously forgot that drawing a completely different set of feet for the computer would take a lot of time.) Go to such extraordinary lengths to hide Stick's feet for the rest of the episode; filling the scenery with conveniently placed barrels, rocks and so on (and yes, for the few scenes where Stick's feet are seen (when she is running etc), she does still have her shoes on (you have to run those scenes in slow motion to see it though.) (about 3:55 on)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAZPc-WZ54
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