Unfortunately for Julianne, her best friend is getting married to the girl of his dreams-Kimmy (Netter, Whitcher & Hogan,1997). This mimics real-life situations. The movie’s ending disappoints the audience because, in their view, they wanted Julianne and Michael to end up together. The director of the movie thought otherwise, which makes the movie so classic. To the viewers, the ending is more of a mixed feeling of love and hate, making the movie a ‘must see’.
Blair and Serena are the typical TV show characters. The tall, slim and blonde haired Serena is seen as the fun, beautiful and free-spirited girl, while the arrogant Blair with her thick, dark brown hair seem to fall into Serena’s shadow. Throughout the show, I notice Blair is constantly jealous of the attention Serena gets. Another predictable characteristic of Gossip Girl is who is dating who. People are constantly breaking up with each other then getting back together.
Another depiction of a gender stereotype is portrayed in the film, Legally Blonde, released in 2001, the main character Elle Woods is a typical sorority girl who is strong and powerful, yet wears all pink, and is utterly dependent on her boyfriend. She is shown with “feminine traits” such as compassion, sweetness, and vulnerability. On the other hand, her boyfriend is depicted as a strong, handsome, smart man who the audience does not question about getting into Harvard. When Elle applies to Harvard to be with her boyfriend she sends in a video of her at the pool talking about soap operas, showing she is uneducated, yet the board members, who are all white males, decide to accept her because she is an attractive young blonde girl. Yet, because this movie is a comedy it is supposed to be funny that women with Elle’s background and looks could even get into Harvard.
Chapter 2- Plot Analysis of "The Other Side of Midnight Noelle is a pretty girl born to a poor family. Because of her beauty, her father continuously calls her a princess. One day, her father arranges her to become the mistress of Auguste Lanchon, a rich boutique owner. Noelle is forced to sleep with Lanchon. During the intercourse, she realizes that she can control men.
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.
Despite Faith wanting to meet the next day, Holden quickly hangs up the phone, not feeling like waiting. Holden then goes downstairs to the hotel’s nightclub. He flirts with three older women, proclaiming that he is in love with one of them just because she dances well.
How we react to a situation can change the way we react to future situation. The book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, is about a freshman named Charlie becoming friends with a group of seniors, Mary Elizabeth, Patrick, and Sam, that bring him to parties and show him how to life live to the fullest. Charlie starts dating Mary Elizabeth while he is “in love with” Sam. At a party they played spin the bottle; truth or dare style. Charlie was dared to, “Kiss the prettiest girl in the room on the lips.” Instead of kissing his girlfriend, he kisses Sam.
The one is a guy, who is too good to be true (Grant) and the other one is so wrong for her, he could be just right (Firth). Not surprisingly, she goes for Daniel, who is also her boss, but he turns out to be nothing like she thought he would be. Then, just when her interest in Mark begins to emerge, after he tells her he likes her just as she is, he starts dating Natasha, who is determined to marry him. The director of the movie, Sharon Maguire, succeeds in her job of making the viewer cheer for Bridget, who has to see past her differences with Mark and finally find a stable,
Laura Kinsale in The Androgynous Reader reiterates that no viewer/reader wants to be the heroine in the romantic comedy, but wants to be in her place, along with the hero. ‘The reader is seldom the heroine in the sense meant by the term reader identification. There is always a sense of analytical distance’ (Kinsale, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, 31). ‘People are looking at me’ says Vivian, whom Edward corrects, ‘They’re not looking at you. They’re looking at me.’ Similarly at Rodeo Drive the salesman was greatly interested in Edward than Vivian because he is the holder of the plastic money, but Vivian can be replaced by any other woman enjoying his
Seth for example attempts to hide the fact that he likes Summer, and Summer when she had a few drinks did not hide the fact that she thinks Ryan is cute. There is also sexual tension between some of the adults in both of the television shows. Dawson’s mother and her co worker, the anchorman have sexual tension and they end up having a affair and cheating on their significant other. The adults in ‘The O.C.’ have a lot of sexual tension. Seth’s mother and Marissa’s father were in a relationship when they were younger and you can see the tension between them.