Analysis Of The Film Girl's Trip

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The film Girl’s Trip has been applauded for being a celebration of blackness in the primarily white film industry. The majority of the cast and the writers for Girl’s Trip are people of color. The film was much more successful than its “white counterpart” Rough Night in box office revenue and reviews. However, most of the black characters in Girl’s Trip shift through various controlling images throughout the movie. The reason these stereotypes are less obvious than they are in some other films is because each characters portrays multiple stereotypes and different times throughout the film. This creates more dynamic, relatable characters but these characters still have not escaped the common controlling images for black women and men. Dina is the most stereotyped character in this movie. Of all the characters in Girl’s Trip her character is based in the most controlling images. Dina is primarily portrayed as the Jezebel but she also exhibits many stereotyped behaviors associated with the angry black woman and the welfare queen. There are many instances in this film that show Dina as being over sexual. For example, in the opening scene of the movie she is surrounded by her friends at a free STD clinic where she is relieved that she has chlamydia. Later in the film when they are watching Diddy perform she grabs a back stage pass and yells “I’m about to get pregnant tonight!” Another instance of her oversexualizing is when she is sitting on the lab of the Pedi cab driver while

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