The Mask was released 25 years ago today but this scene really hasn't aged well

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 29 July 2019 15:15
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It is 25 years since the release of Jim Carrey’s The Mask, a comedy that has become synonymous with the actor’s slapstick personas.

And like a growing list of films and TV shows from the 1990s, people have pointed out that one scene from the well-loved film hasn’t aged all that well.

Namely, the bench scene with Cameron Diaz.

The movie, if you will all remember, introduces audiences to a model called Tina, with whom loan officer Stanley is completely infatuated by. Chaos ensues when he inadvertently finds a mask that, when put on turns him into the trickster god Loki.

It’s all fun and games, but there’s one scene in particular featuring Cameron Diaz being harassed by Loki, that probably isn’t as funny as it was back in 1994.

Let’s be real, it was mad creepy.

The Mask soliloquies the following: "Kiss me, my dear, and I will reveal my croissant, I will spread your pate, I will dip my ladle in your vichyssoise."

Right, so this is just the second time The Mask has ever spoken to Tina.

Vichyssoise is a soup made of boiled and pureed leeks, onions, potatoes and cream.

He called her vagina a creamy soup.

The scene continues to be uncomfortable viewing when, after she knees him in the groin and runs away, he stops her and jumps at her on the bench before announcing it was time to “divide and conquer".

Given that Tina is The Mask's actual love interest, and his Jekyll-style alter ego ends up kissing her before living happily ever after, it's dodgy.

Because he sort of gets the girl.

The Mask is a comedy, so the sequence as done for comedic effect, but it doesn’t make for easy viewing, given woke 2019.

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