Honestly, movies that showcase depressing kinda things are kinda getting old already. You'll usually find Julianne Moore in one of those kinda movies. Kirsten Dunst, yes, but not as much. I find movies like that predictable and boring and kinda stupid. Movie likes "Raging Bull" are no better either. Lol
Regardless of the quote's intent, I'd say this is kind of a silly thing to debate since there are a lot of dumb movie genres. I personally find disaster movies to be dumb, but that's just me. This is the opinions section but I'd say every story has a right to be told and a right to be showcased and observed with some serious thought before being deemed fruity, so no, the genre is not, whether it contains "fruity" movies or not.