“Dating somebody younger than myself, there’s an acceptance of ambitious women — it’s more normalized.” They met at the University of Hawaii in November 2002, when she was a law student and he was a sophomore undergraduate.
They were introduced by Sutherland’s sister, who was one of Wipp’s law school classmates, at a beachside barbecue.
Sure, Doris is sort of dotty, and she certainly has no idea how to seduce a man, but she's still seen as desirable., but she's also portrayed as a boy-crazy lady who ruins lives.
Cinematic women who engage in affairs with younger men are often sexy, but also broken in some way or another.
Doris may be a bit clueless, but the movie doesn't deny Field her sexuality.
At one point, hipsters at a concert assume that John is sleeping with her.
In Amy Schumer's "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, Sally Field is a punch line.
Field plays Doris, who finds herself smitten with John Fremont (Max Greenfield), the new guy in her office.“There were a lot of the ‘boy toy’ remarks, and I will say it mostly came from men my age — there’s a threatening aspect to a woman dating a younger man,” she says.“Everybody thought this was a little phase, that I was just having a crisis.” But friends and family came around to accepting the couple after they’d been dating for a year and it became clear that Sutherland had serious intentions.But when he was set up with Siegner by a mutual friend, matchmaker Sameera Sullivan, he says his life turned around.“It was love at first sight,” Angal says of meeting Siegner, a buxom blonde who was a successful account executive at a graphic design company at the time.