Feminism In Mean Girls

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Mean Girls is your classic high school drama movie. Its about how the new girl at school named Cady Heron joins the popular group called “The Plastics” to sabotage them. Cady becomes friends with a gay guy and his best friend, which they then convince her to join “The Plastics” to ruin their reputation at school. The high school is filled with many tight knit cliques that consume the whole school which they try to get rid of. The plot of the movie involves many things that a feminist might find offensive In Mean Girls, the whole cast is made up of mostly women with only three main men having important role and one of those men is gay. In the movie, the say “He is almost to gay to function”. The popular group know as “The Plastics” dresses in very provocative clothing. In one scene of the movie it shows the new girl, Cady Heron, dressed as a very…show more content…
There is one black man in this movie that plays the role of the principal. Also, there is a white gay guy that has a main role in this film. Not many different body types are portrayed in this movie, skinny is the main body type that is seen throughout. This can be very tolling on the younger generation that this movie is aimed at. Young girls may look at the skinny girls in the movie and think that they themselves cannot be considered perfect until they look like them.
During one scene of the movie, “The Plastics” are shown looking at themselves in the mirror and naming out all of the bad qualities they think they have. This is such a tragic part of the movie for younger viewers to watch, they learn that even when you think someone has a perfect body, they still find things that they hate about themselves. The main age group that is represented in this film is around seventeen and eighteen. Its set in a high school and it accurately portrays the stereotypes that can be found in a high school like jock, geek, band nerd and the
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