Also in today’s unclear world with the ever increasing amount of divorce and conflict within marriages a screwball comedy would have a hard time getting wide appeal and a success. Today’s culture is so used to explicit sex that innuendo and true romance couldn’t generate enough revenue to work in today’s market. The Lady Eve adheres to the Hollywood style in regards to character type for this genre of film. As I had mentioned earlier in the essay the characters clearly are set in their roles shown not only socially but sexually. Jean the key representative of the lower class shows through her sexual antagonism of Hopsie, that she like the lower class wields the real power when it comes to real world situations.
It is mesmerizing to read about the development of feminine modesty, which Peril illustrates throughout the essay with abundant factoids highlighted with bullets within the text of the essay. “Betsy Martin McKinney told readers of Ladies’ Home Journal that…sexual activity commenced with intercourse and completed with pregnancy and childbirth” (pg. 280-81). This particular bulleted point precisely offers an excellent view on sexual intercourse and how girls of the think pink era were taught to think. “[A] new game for girls called Miss Popularity (“The True American Teen”), in which players competed to see who could accrue the most votes…for such attributes as nice legs…[and] a constant’s figure, voice, and type” (pg.
This is exactly what the movie, Mean Girls, does. It focuses on certain aspects of teens’ lives and overdramatizes them to add humor and to show the negative effects of certain behavior. Through the clicks, girl drama, raging parties, and many sex scenes, Mean Girls fits perfectly into the teen comedy mold. While Mean Girls addresses many cultural ideologies, central to the movie, one that is overplayed is the female stereotype. Mean Girls attempts to critique the typical female stereotype by using the plastics to over exaggerate the glamour and happiness that comes from being popular.
So true, so sweet, so noble, so little an egoist.” [Stoker, Ch14. Sept. 26] The threat Dracula poses in transforming these women becomes a battle that lies upon women’s sexuality. Therefore, the real fear in the book is not darkness and vampirisms, but the loss of female innocence. This is a trait apparently extremely valuable and Snyder 2 important to men. If Dracula succeeds in turning the ladies into vampires, this will fully release their sexuality and its expressions.
The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
The theme of fantasy is employed in the ad as an effective vehicle to deliver the ad’s appeals and to manage possible objections over the inevitable depiction of the model as a sex object, Chanel has been a supplier of luxury goods to affluent, high-status women for the last century. The brand certainly has been around to witness women’s evolving roles in society, from roles that were traditionally domestic to those now outside of the home and family: women are now leaders of state, CEO’s, fighter pilots and firefighters. The ad seems to antithesize the ideals of women’s independence and strength by displaying a nude model draped over the top curve of a giant Chance bottle. The model is covered, barely, with red and pink rose petals, and she is accessorized--a pair of expensive gold heeled sandals, and a dark-haired Casanova nuzzling her neck. Unlike the cool, dark, shades used to convey drama and sophistication in other Chanel campaigns,
The soap opera’s producer tells Michael/Dorothy “You are a breakthrough lady for us, Dorothy. You’re your own person” (Ballon 62). Even though Dorothy seems to have a strong woman character, he seems to victimize women as well. She always casts them as weak, unassertive, roles that amplify our perception of women as beautiful but weak in their real lives. Only when Dorothy appears, does the breakthrough occur, meaning that it is male-initiated.
‘America’s relative discomfort.’ (Griffin, 2009) This film also employs the ‘girl-girl’ sexual situation whereby “America ‘expects’ women to be objectified for the pleasure of a male gaze.” (Griffin, 2009) The film ends with the traditional classic ‘happy ending.’ (Griffin, 2009) Although I was disappointed in this film I feel that the film's use of ‘queer theory,’ was revolutionary for the time in which it was made. I especially appreciated that Jessica questions what it is to be a lesbian in a comic way which makes it easier for the viewer to question ‘hegemonic patriarchy.’ (Griffin, 2009) One such comedic statement is when she explains to Helen that she did some research on the internet and
Cher’s deviation from Emma’s character highlights the changing representation of feminism and femininity in the last few decades. Cher is a representation of post-feminism, in that she rejects the 1970’s notion of feminism as opposed to femininity . Rather, Cher embraces femininity while also being a figure of authority amongst her fellow peers i.e. the debate scene highlights Cher’s confidence and in the scene of her attempted courtship of Christian, close ups of Cher’s full, red lips attest to her sexual appeal. Jacinda Read describes this as a form of “popular feminism.” This demonstrates a drastic shift from Austen’s time as women can now seek educational pursuits and financial independence.
Singer and songwriter, Pink, takes a stand for an important issue in one of her most popular and controversial songs, Stupid Girls. Not only does Pink’s lyrics coincide with the graphics she portrays in her video, she also has admirable intentions for writing the song which makes viewers reflect on themselves about that issue after hearing the track, or viewing the music video. Thus, I will argue that Pink’s Stupid Girls song and music video portrays issues that women in society are facing, due to the general mentality popular media places on femininity. Her argument through these portrayals is that women should be seen as ambitious, equal individuals through the eyes of society, and through the eyes of the beholder. Firstly, I will discuss culture’s objectification of women in the media.