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.
Barbie-Q The story, which was chosen to explain theme, was written by Sandra Cisneros. The main purpose of Barbie-Q is trying to expose the evils that young girls experience by playing with an immensely popular toy, the Barbie doll. The doll, which was once viewed as being an iconic positive figure, proves to be the contrary in this story. It shows the obsessive nature of two girls hunt to have and act like an image created by these fictitious plastic dolls. The theme of the story is to show how Barbie dolls are negatively influencing young girls and the drastic change they had on young girl’s observations of relationships, self-image, and childhood innocence.
Many know The Little Mermaid as a “classic” children’s movie. When little children, girls specifically, are watching this movie, they want to be like the good character and subconsciously do things that would make them seem more like Ariel. This makes little girls think that they must have blue eyes, perfect hair, a thin waist, large hips and that they must possess a large chest. This is what Disney has planted into young girls minds, and that this is the only way to snag the man of their dreams, Prince Eric. Moreover, girls watching the movie do not want to be like the evil character.
This is believed by Dr. Manny to be because of the lack of power within the lower 2% of popularity. This article also states that a reason for bullying is to “increase popularity” which is proven through their research. These teens feel the need to “antagonize their peers to raise their status”. Which shows a more common result of bullying “in the teens with high social status, but not the highest”. In the movie, Mean Girls, Cady Heron lacks social skills when moving into the public schooling system.
Although somewhat unrealistic, this is stereotypical of a young girl in America of this age, she is loving and adorable and unable to understand how unsuccessful she will be in winning the beauty pageant. “I won! I won! I get to go to the championships!” Olive screams when she gets the phone call to announce her making the finals. “I think I can win ‘cause a lot of the new girls - don’t have the experience” this portrays a young American girl in a huge way and so supports it strongly, as American girls of this age haven’t had a huge amount of life experience which leads to her elaborate aspirations.
Movie Bullets: Mean Girls Emotional Intelligence: The ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions and to be sensitive to others feelings. A good example of this is when Cady wins Spring Fling Queen and gives a speech to her class that her victory isn’t just about her, its about all the girls. They are all wonderful in their own way and therefore the victory belongs to everyone. As a symbolic gesture, she breaks her tiara and gives the pieces to her fellow classmates. She’s controlling her own happiness and is sensitive to the other girls.
Barbara Stanwyck plays the role of a playful conniver. She begins by toying with Henry Fonda’s character for her own ends and ends up falling in love with him. The Lady Eve stands up well today amongst a number of want-to-be modern screwball comedies. The roll of Jean taken on by Barbra Stanwyck is much smarter, funnier, sexier, as well as a fully human role than the female actresses who take on similar type roles today. 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.
It also impacts their concept of gender, sensuality, class, bias, and culture. In addition, it impacts the role of females by showing girls that they can get anything by impressing male generation through their body language and using their physical actions, for example hugging, kissing, and creating an emotional drama. This distracts them from their academics and sometime children act more mature than their age just because they think whatever they watch in T.V. shows is reality and they have a hard time differencing between the realities of life (Mickey Mouse Monopoly, 2008). How do “Disney” movies specially impact gender and sensuality?
Like almost all the shows ABC Family airs, it appeals to teenage girls—who are able to make their own decisions and develop their own beliefs but, nonetheless, are still very impressionable. The problem is that if everyone confessed and made right, The Lying Game would quickly lose both its name and its reason for being. People do not typically want to watch
We are detached from the world because our lives are so busy and we are self-centered in the way that we only care about U.S. news, not what's going on outside of the country. Cady also does not partake in the typical teenage girl practices of dressing provocative, wearing make-up, and being promiscuous. By the end of the movie, after she socializes with the 'plastics', she becomes one of them inadvertently. The entire school idealizes the 'plastics'. Every girl wants to be Regina George (the queen bee) so they copy what she wears, eats, does, says, etc.