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10. Truman's Wife Is Basically A Porn Actress - The Truman Show

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Despite its slick veneer, The Truman Show is ultimately a tragic, achingly human film about a man, Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), breaking free from the constrained, artificial environment he was born into.

Truman is of course the subject of the titular 24/7 reality TV show, whereby every aspect of his existence has been carefully curated, from the brand name products in his cupboard to even his wife Meryl (Laura Linney), who is actually an actress by the name of Hannah Gill.

The fact that Hannah essentially has the full-time job of being Truman's not-so-pretend wife raises a number of unsettling implications, namely that she's required to have sex with Truman on a regular basis.

In one telling scene, the creator of The Truman Show, Christof (Ed Harris), even says, "I'm determined that television's first on-air conception will still take place."

Though the film makes it clear that the show cuts away any time Truman and "Meryl" have sex, the talk of an on-air conception entirely blurs the line between the profession of actor and sex worker.

If Christof's plan to depict the on-air conception of their baby had gone ahead, Meryl truly would've unambiguously crossed the Rubicon into porn actress territory.

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