When first watching ‘Kissing Jessica Stein,” (Herman-Wurmfeld, 2001) I felt that it was refreshing to see a film about a woman exploring her sexuality in a way that did not fall within the ‘Hollywood Classical Narrative.’ (Griffin, 2009) That changed over the course of the film. Jessica a Jewish copy editor is being pressured by her family, friends, and herself to find a man. She goes on a series of dates which are disastrous. Finally, she decides to answer an ad from a bisexual woman named Helen. She shows up to the date and goes into a ‘homosexual panic.’ (Griffin, 2009) Helen eventually convinces her to stay and the two get together with a few bumps and scrapes.
There are four main characters in this book. Carmen is the most thoughtful of the four girls, and she recognizes the importance of their friendship more clearly than the other girls do. Half Puerto Rican and half white, Carmen lives with her mother, Christina. Her plans for spending a summer with her father, Albert, in South Carolina are ruined when she discovers that Albert is engaged to a woman with two teenage children.Tibby Tomko-Rollins the rebellious, sarcastic friend who learns valuable life lessons thanks to her young friend, Bailey. Tibby is the only friend who stays home in Bethesda, Maryland, for the summer, and she has a healthy dose of scorn ready for all the people from her hometown, whom she sees as ridiculous losers.
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 bar is already set extremely high for young girls these days. It can be as simple as a gorgeous movie star wearing your favorite brand of clothing. Now all that runs through your mind while in the fitting room is how much better the clothes looked on that tall, lean body of your idol because it’s someone you look up to and trust. The world is continuously comparing themselves to figures from the media that they forget who they even are.
Belly left Jeremiah to get drunk and walked alone on the beach. Conrad had also came to the party and surprised Belly while she walked. He warned her about how the wedding was not right, and how he still had feelings for her. Belly told him she did not feel the same about him, but that was an obvious lie. Belly was overwhelmed and told Jeremiah what Conrad just admitted to her.
Blanche depends on male sexual admiration for her sense of self-esteem. In order to escape from her past, Blanche drinks heavily and is very promiscuous. She pretends that she has just come to visit her sister because she needs a vacation, when the truth is that she has come to start a new life after losing her ancestral mansion, her job, and her reputation in her hometown of Laurel. Blanche feels that she is justified in her actions because she feels the only way to have a new life is to pretend her past life never existed, but with the help of her evil, cruel, brother-in-law, Stanley, her past is eventually found out, and ruins the rest of her life. In the first scene of the play, she tells her sister to talk while she looks around for some liquor, even though she already knows where it is because she helped herself to some earlier while waiting for her sister to arrive.
The vitamin business was not doing as well as before so Patti holds a party to cheer all her employees up. All the girls are dancing with other girls, but the narrator dances with a girl named Donna. Sheila is the first person to get drunk and pass out. The narrator and Patti move Sheila’s sleeping body out onto the porch and they forget about her. The party winds down and the narrator makes attempts to have sex with Donna.
Cassandra Wigfall Hoochie-mom As today many women are call ‘hoochie-mom’ because of the way they dress. There are many women in the United State who dress “easy” or wear sexy clothes. Many female are called a ‘hoochie-mom” because of their high heel, short skirts, low cut tops, and even the color they wear in their hair. We also called women ‘hoochie-mom’ who is gold digger and the way she look. Most men like the way a ‘hoochie-mom’ look and will go out on a date with her, but he would not let his mother meet her in many cases.
One example to prove my point is that the girls on magazine covers are mostly photo shopped to perfection. Whenever I pick up the Women’s Health magazine from 7-Eleven and look at the cover of the magazine, all I see is airbrushed perfection. The pictures shown in magazines of models, actresses in their bikini bodies cause people to think that that is how women bodies should look like. Viewers that read such magazines will tend to feel inferior even if they are not fat to begin with. However, the hourglass figure that cover girls seem to posses are however not always real.
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, is a Touchstone Pictures production, comedy flick starring Lisa Kudrow (Friends), as Michelle and Oscar award winning actress Miro Sorvino as Romy and Co-Star Janeane Garofalo as Heather Moony. Director of this hit film is David Mirkin and is produced by Rickard Luke Rothschild. Best Friends, Romy and Michelle, are two young women living in Los Angeles, living a laidback lifestyle full of parting and fun. After 10 years of living carefree, an old school college (Heather Mooney) reminds them of the upcoming 10 year reunion which they are invited too. After a moment of high school flash backs including Romy being fat and Michelle with a back brace, they realize that their lives are not so impressive and yet want to impress everyone attending the reunion, but most of all, to impress the “A” group and its leader, Christie Masters.
The media scrutinizes against females that do not meet their standards, and try's to sell us the idea that happiness is found in being beautiful in their standards. This causes women to become overwhelmed with vanity, which causes them to follow the Medias unrealistic approach of true beauty. These goals include, staying thin, having certain body features, and need to stay young. This results in women seeking harmful diets, expensive cosmetic surgery, and spending excessive amounts on beauty products, all in order for them to stay beautiful. "Although media boasts a sparkling image of what every girl should look like, the simple fact is that most of us just don't.