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Dr. Mary-Lou Galician and her husband Dr. David Natharius share a kiss at their 1998 airport wedding — a media event — before their trans-atlantic flight to lead a group in London & Paris. (Read the newspaper story about the wedding.)

 

 

Dr. FUN’s
Stupid Cupid & Realistic Romance® Awards™

for the past year’s worst and best mass media portrayals
of sex, love, and romance

ANNOUNCED EACH YEAR ON VALENTINE’S DAY
by
Dr. Mary-Lou Galician
The Original “Dr. FUN”)

Based on YOUR nominations each year,
Dr. Galician determines the recipients of the 26 awards
and writes each citation explaining the reason each portrayal earned its award.

The Annual Awards Archives contains the complete listings
of all previous award recipients, along with Dr. FUNís video announcements.


The Valentine's Day 2017 announcement of Dr. FUN's 15th Annual Awards has been
unavoidably postponed for a few months. Meantime, please review the
14th Annual Awards announcement video and the complete listing of the
78 awardee citations explaining the reason each media portrayal earned its award.



 

 

 

14TH ANNUAL AWARDS™
announced on Valentine’s Day 2016
(for 2015 portrayals)

“Cinderella” gets the 2016 overall Stupidest Cupid Award™
for perpetuating numerous unhealth myths and stereotypes;

“Brooklyn” is honored with
the overall 2016 Realistic Romance® Grand Prize™
for presenting healthy relationship strategies;

and popular films, TV shows, songs, and magazines receive 24 other awards

NEWS RELEASE & COMPLETE LISTING OF RECIPIENTS OF ALL 26 AWARDS
WITH THEIR CITATIONS (REASON EACH PORTRAYAL EARNED THE AWARD)

 

DR. MARY-LOU GALICIAN (“DR. FUN”) ANNOUNCES
THE RECIPIENTS OF HER 14TH ANNUAL AWARDS™

Awards © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
by Dr. Mary-Lou Galician. All Rights Reserved.



There are 12 Stupid Cupid Awards™ and 12 Realistic Romance® Awards™.

For each of the 12 myths and stereotypes of my Dr. FUN’s Mass Media Love Quiz©, we give a Stupid Cupid Award™ to the media portrayal that most illustrates and perpetuates that unhealthy and harmful myth or stereotype.

For each of my 12 Dr. Galician’s Prescriptions© (Rxs), we give a Realistic Romance® Award™ for the portrayal that best illustrates and models the strategy for successful, healthy relationships summarized by that Rx.

And we make two overall awards.

The Stupidest Cupid Award™ goes to the portrayal that perpetuated the most myths and stereotypes, and the Realistic Romance® Grand Prize™ honors the portrayal with the most Rxs.

Quiz ©1995, 2000 by Dr. Mary-Lou Galician. All Rights Reserved.
Rx © 2000, 2001 by Dr. Mary-Lou Galician. All Rights Reserved.
Awards © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 by Dr. Mary-Lou Galician. All Rights Reserved.

       

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