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.)
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. FUN’s video announcements.
The Valentine’s Day 2019 announcement of Dr. FUN’s 17th
Annual Awards has been postponed to August—coinciding with the publication of Dr. Galician’s new 3rd edition
of Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media (print, e-book, and web).
Meantime, please review last year’s 16th Annual Awards announcement video
and the complete listing of the 70 awardees, including a citation that provides the
reason each portrayal earned its award. For all other years, visit the Awards Archives.
16TH ANNUAL AWARDS™
announced on Valentine’s Day 2018
(for 2017 portrayals)
“Beauty and the Beast” gets the 2018 over-all Stupidest Cupid Award™ for perpetuating numerous unhealth myths and stereotypes;
“Wonder Woman” is honored with
the over-all 2018
Realistic Romance® Grand Prize™ for presenting multiple healthy relationship strategies;
and popular films, TV shows, songs, and magazines receive 24 other awards