One of the biggest alterations to the movie was the relationship between Holly and the narrator or ‘Fred’ as Holly preferred to call him. In the novella, ‘Fred’ forms a tentative friendship with Holly and is intrigued by her life. There is no romance between these two; it’s even rumored that the narrator might possibly be gay. In the movie however, Fred becomes quickly enamored with her while he watches her chase after wealthy men and even get in trouble with the law. In both versions, she remains a mystery.
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.
Dudes who like to explain to women how sexist rap is (we’ll term them “Explainers”) are well-meaning white knights who have a passing familiarity with rap music and an urge to ensure that female fans are made aware that the genre is “misogynistic” (a once-powerful buzzword that used to denote hatred of women, but which increasingly means nothing more than “a thing I, a man, find sexist on some level, from a safe distance”). Explainers often identify as “feminist men,” although sometimes they’re just the type of man who likes to stringently test (feminist) women. It’s a dead giveaway that you’re dealing with an Explainer if he opens with the following lines: “How can you listen to that stuff? It’s so misogynistic” or “How can you claim to be a feminist when you love rap so much?” or “"HELLO, I AM A MAN, AND I’M HERE TO SAVE YOU FROM THE MUSIC YOU LIKE.” Explainers are motivated by a belief that rap “gets away with” being sexist; they’re selfless protectors of womenfolk who simply can’t stomach the internalised misogyny of a woman jamming Cam’ron. You may have detected that I’m snarking.
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. As the girls try to instantly re-invent their life by Romy getting themselves boyfriends while Michelle getting a job at a high end fashion boutique, and both losing a couple of pounds (which they fail at) they realize its all too hard and soon give up. While they both complain about how unfit they are to impress their peers, Romy gets the idea to impost businesswoman after Michelle believes that the models in the executive women suits page in vogue are real businesswomen. While Michelle makes their disguises, Romy goes to her work to borrow a car from her Latino mechanic work fellow “Ramon”, who isn’t so shy about his sexual attraction towards Romy. Michelle eventually scores a hot car for a while in exchange to fake having sex with him while Ramon’s co-workers listen.
This idea of homosexuality is a major theme in the film Billy Elliot and the novel Funny Boy. Both Billy and Arjie enjoyed participating in female activities, thus being associated with the negative interpretation of “gay”. However, both characters had courage – a trait that is believed to be very masculine. It is evident that Billy and Arjie contradict society’s idea of homosexuals lacking masculinity considering that they had the courage to disobey family by means of personal purposes, to disregard society’s opinions, and to undergo self discovery. Disobeying one’s family is an act that requires a lot of courage.
They are based on white females, black females, and black males. Within theses TV shows racial stereotypes perpetuate the way one’s character is portrayed while others feel differently about the subject. Have you ever wondered how the producers go about choosing people for these reality shows? Pay close attention to the way the plots seem to always go as planned and there is more drama added to the situation than what there would normally be. The producers change some of the techniques of editing to portray the stories they want to tell, but they provide much more juicy and exciting concepts to tell from the want to be famous (Lowry, p. 16).
Horrors and Heroes Entertainment, in any form, often has a deeper meaning than initially assumed. For instance, one might assume that an action movie would be a typical “guy movie.” Nobody would be surprised to see fights, cars, and explosions in an action movie, in fact, it would be expected. However, if the storyline of such a movie was about love, the viewer would be caught off guard. This twist is what makes any great movie entertaining; it keeps the viewer interested and wanting to see more. Two authors that discuss this method of giving deeper meanings to stories are Stephen King (in his essay “My Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Gloria Steinem (in her essay “Wonder Woman”).
He meets a woman who's being raped by her husband, a girl who wants more than anything to run races, an old woman who's wandering in her memory, an immigrant family shunned by their neighbors.... Over time, Ed learns to see himself as a person capable of changing at least a tiny bit of the world. And at the same time, his relationships with his friends change. The romance he wants to have with Audrey is especially intriguing. I really understood why he loves her and how she feels towards him. When it's good, it's very good.
Both the film and article shows that there is so much beauty in this world, but people sometimes fail to look beyond appearances and see what really matters. Angela Hayes the perfect American girl has an intense fear of being ordinary both physically and mentally. In the film Angela says “I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary” (Ball). Angela hides this fear by inventing numerous sexual encounters to prove both to herself and to others that she is incredibly attractive to men. “I’m serious.
Everyone wants to be that ‘’Beautiful or Handsome looking person that just stands out. Psychologist Maria Agthe found that attractive applicants for a graduate scholarship received more favorable ratings from opposite-sex raters, but not from same-sex raters. Men were unimpressed by a male applicant's handsomeness, and women actually penalized female applicants for beauty. In a second study, Agthe found that the effect of an applicant's attractiveness on their ratings also depended on the beauty of the beholder. Good-looking raters didn't seem to care one way or the other how handsome or beautiful an applicant was, but average-looking raters did - they penalized better-looking same-sex applicants.