Charlie's Angels Film Analysis

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Action and comedy film Charlie’s Angels (2000) is often described by critics as a film that empowers women as the main characters are three women who work as detectives to fight against crime. This film was directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, otherwise known as McG. He also directed the sequel to this movie, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Natalie Cook (Cameron Diaz), Alex Munday (Lucy Lu) and Dylan Sanders (Drew Barrymore) are the main characters who test their intelligence and physical abilities throughout the film, constantly proving that they too are capable of fighting crime. However, Charlie’s Angels broke down the feminist ideal behind the movie by objectifying the women who used their sex appeal to obtain success, how influential their outfits were, and how problematic their dialogue from…show more content…
In this case, many of the outfits the Angels wear exposed their breasts and body figures to attract. For example, when Munday is accompanied by Sanders and Cook both dressed up as men in the headquarters, she is seen wearing a faux leather blazer with a matching pencil skirt and tights while wearing red lipstick. Her breasts were semi disclosed and every time she would move, the outfit would make a rubbing leather noise. Overall, most of the Angels’ outfits when they go out to fight crime consists of tight clothing articles, mostly due to them always being on the go. The Angels are also seen using high heels throughout the whole movie. The usage of high heels was an essential part of their outfits to showcase the Angels to the male audience, but unrealistically portrays fighting crime effortlessly while wearing uncomfortable footwear. Unnecessary touches were made to the characters appearance but somehow necessary to attract the the male audience

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