Frida Movie Analysis

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I have watched this film once before, but I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. It is one of my favorite films. I just fell in love with Frida and her life story. I thought she just held so much strength after going through such tragic crises in her life. She suffered through a horrible trolley accident, ended up bed ridden, resulted in a disability, and went through multiple surgeries because of the accident. Luckily she still was able to walk, but it caused other problems throughout her life and must have been very difficult to deal with. She found herself in love with a man who could not stay faithful, which she understood. However, her heart was broken after he did not stay loyal and cheated on her with her sister. She also, faced…show more content…
We see this in Frida when she would dress in both masculine and feminine ways. In one scene, she walks out in a suit for the family picture. She also, cuts her hair very short and in a boyish style after she leaves Diego. She never attempts to get rid of her unibrow. She really rejects the gender role stereotypes placed on women’s beauty. Frida rejects marriage stereotypes within her relationship with Diego, as well. She marries him knowing that he would sleep with other women, but is fine with it as long as he stays loyal to her. Frida sleeps with other people while married too. This is seen when she goes to a restaurant with a woman and the woman points out how she is just as good as her husband. This shows that they both have sex with other people. However, Frida’s sister, Cristina supports the gender role stereotypes seen in marriage. She marries a man and has a few kids with him. It is assumed that they are both faithful. Cristina is typically feminine in the way she dresses and presents herself, which is typical to the stereotypes of a female identity. The career stereotypes are slightly supported when we see that Frida is mostly supportive of Diego’s work by travelling with him for his jobs, but does not strive to create a career with her artwork. We see this change when she has her own art gallery opening and that she most likely sold some of her paintings at different times of her life. Diego…show more content…
Frida had infidelity within her marriage, which was already accepted. Love and Basketball saw infidelity between Quincy’s parents. His father cheats on his mother. Also, Quincy goes out with another girl while still being in a relationship with Monica. Both films have a theme of changes within their careers. Quincy found that he only did basketball because his father played and continued playing to be a better basketball player than his father, but decided he was ready to take a new career path. Monica attempted to leave basketball, because she no longer felt joy playing it. However, she did go back to playing professional basketball. Frida stopped aiming for a career within painting when she married Diego, but later in life that must have changed because she ended up with her first art gallery. Family and the relationships between sisters appears in both films. In Love and Basketball, Monica seems to have a close and good relationship with her sister even though they both seem like opposites in the way they present themselves. Monica wasn’t as close with her mother as her sister was. It was very similar to Frida and her relationship with her sister. However, there was a spot of friction when Cristina slept with Diego, but Frida forgave her later on. It also, seemed like Cristina might have been a little closer with their mother than Frida was. Although, it was not to the
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