Gender in the Devil Wears Prada Essay

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There is much that can be said about how media portrays, and even masks, certain issues in our society. While individuals may enjoy pop culture on the surface, it is always what is underneath it that tends to be ignored or not taken seriously. The Devil Wears Prada is certainly guilty of this. Based on a true story, the movie, described by IMDb, is about “A naïve young woman (Andy Sachs) comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.” This description definitely sets the tone of the overall movie but it certainly begs the question: What is it about both of these individuals described in the movie, on one hand, naïve and the other ruthless? While the media sets the character’s description in stone, after critical analysis, the movie itself exemplifies the gender ramifications present in our society. Furthremore, issues of class can be cited and seen through various sections of the Devil Wears Prada. On the surface, this romantic funny piece of media can generally be seen as lighthearted but it’s ability to continually disregard these issues of gender and class comedically show that there is much to be explored underneath. It then can be asserted that underneath its superficial exterior,The Devil Wears Prada is actually the exemplification of what is wrong with our society through gender and class. Issues of gender are seen throughout the movie with the characters Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs. Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway Magazine is described in the film as the “devil.” Her strength and use of power in her career are seen as negative aspects of her personality because of her gender. Miranda doesn’t care about being liked by others or being nice. She doesn’t form friendships with her colleagues or employees. Her first priority is herself and

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