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Once You Hear About This Science Fiction Trope, You're Never Going To Look At Film Or TV The Same Way Ever Again

It's called "Born Sexy Yesterday" — and it's everywhere.

We love science fiction films as much as the next person, but after the Pop Culture Detective Agency did a deep dive into one trope that haunts the genre — and specifically the women in it — things will never be the same. Let’s break down this overused narrative device, which has been dubbed "Born Sexy Yesterday."

The channel’s YouTube video explains that Born Sexy Yesterday basically takes the idiom “born yesterday” — which describes someone as being ignorant to the way the world works — as well as a pretty literal interpretation, too. The inclusion of the word sexy has a pretty obvious meaning for the female character described, as they’re often beautiful creatures.

“Through the use of science fiction conventions, they are brought into

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