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.
Mary Pickford was an actress from Canada that made major contributions to film acting. Films have been a part of Canadian culture since the industry started and Pickford was one of the first Canadian pioneers in the early Hollywood scene at that time. She gained immense wealth and recognition and was known as one of most the powerful personalities in early Hollywood. Pickford was the first Canadian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Coquette. Pickford’s role in Coquette has been highly acclaimed. She achieved worldwide success and fame and it’s the role she is most known for. In addition to acting, Pickford co-founded the United Artists Corporation with D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks. The UA was an independent entertainment company that aimed for their own success without relying upon big commercial corporations.
Frank Capra’s black and white movie “It Happened One Night” was released in 1934, starring Clark Gable as Peter Warne and Claudette Colbert as Ellen Andrews. The story of the film is based on Samuel Hopkins Adams’ short story ‘Night Bus’ and has a running time of 1:45:05 while the storytime is 3 days and 3 nights. The Film represents many topics and themes relevant for the 1930s’ such as social mobility, class, gender, and the pursuit of happiness. This analysis will focus on questions of gender and notions of femininity existing during the Great Depression in US Culture, which are reproduced through the film itself. To support my thesis, I will analyze the most important key scenes
This film shows the true layers that black women can have in films that is past the stereotypical The sassy black friend The ghetto black women The angry black woman storyline can only be done so many times. Seeing black women as strong and highly intelligent individuals in films and how this needed to related to real life.
The story how to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie) by Junot Diaz is a manual on how to date someone or be involved in sexual relations. The audience the article is directed to is high school and college readers able to handle the mature language. These actions are then suggested after the author suggests he fake being sick as to stay home with his girl. Diaz gives multiple options as to what the girls reaction could possible be. Young men and women from poor families feel the need to hide certain things from their home such as the government cheese. Diaz also describes how these girls will react when put into certain situations.
“Ex boyfriends are just like off limits to friends. I mean that’s just like the rule of feminism” (15:15). This famous saying said by Gretchen Wieners from Mean girls is widely known and most of the time ridiculed by people. Mean Girls is a movie that portrays the stereotypical American high school life. The movie has a main focus on the girls of high school, rather then on the boys. It centers on females and how they act at that certain age. The four mean girls, Regina George, Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith and Cady Heron represent the stereotypes of the popular girls of high school. The role of gender plays an important role in the movie. The movie discusses the aspects of how a “typical” teenage girl should be, in order for her to fit in.
In Angela Carter’s “The Company of Wolves” the wolves are perceived as dangerous and aggressive creatures posing threat to humans. In small villages, the children are given weapons just to protect themselves from the evil wolves. However, in Angela Carter’s story, a male can turn into a wolf. This undermines the binary oppositions for Carter’s story. Aaron Devor states in “Gender Roles Behaviors and Attitudes”, how the females are dependent and how the males are independent and much more aggressive. Devor even shows us how the gender stereotypes are divided among today’s society. There are many examples of gender stereotypes in Carter’s story that go hand in hand with Devor’s statements. In Carter’s texts, there are examples of how the males act in a feminine way and how the females act in a masculine way.
Overall, this film has provided me with a visual depiction of how stereotypes are a mental tool that enforces racial segregation and self-hate. The label of “White” became a necessity for Sarah Jane to achieve in society. To attain it she needed to move to a new city, change her name and deny her mother. More importantly, deny the essence of her race, ethnicity and culture due to
The movie The Devil Wears Prada revolves around women, with the female leading role Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a bright young woman from the Midwest. The story depicted is that of her professional journey in the pursuit of her becoming a serious journalist. Beginning her journey as a junior assistant to the editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, of the Runway fashion magazine, the plot of the movie revolves around her adjustment in the fashion industry, which she used to criticize and ridicule earlier. During the course of the story, Andy finds herself questioning her own ethical tolerance of the abuse of privilege and
Racism has been around for a long time and it still exists today. It has been embedded to a degree that it reproduces itself. It is in the culture of the future generation. What is seen and taught to us in our environment is how we learn our behavior and actions towards others. Because of this, whether we realize it or not, racist behavior is taught and passed on. Dismantling this requires dialogue, reflection on ourselves (and others), and relearning our behaviors. In some cases, racism is subtle and in others, it is obvious. Since the Civil Rights Movement, progress has emerged but ignorance and denial of the past and recurrence of history still exist among many. This is covered in the reading, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the
The characters in the play reveal some of the gender stereotypes through the way they are presented in the beginning of the play, “The sheriff and Hale are men in the middle life…They are followed
The movie does a good job recreating the way women replaced men during World War II and the sexism that was presented against them for doing things outside of their normal gender roles. It also gives you a historically accurate picture of how women were expected to look and act. The uniform dresses and the charm school allow the viewer to realize what a big role the feminine persona was. Only a few aspects of the movie were historically inaccurate. In real life, Kit and Dottie were not pitcher and catcher, but the writer of A League of Their Own thought the story would be more interesting portraying the sisters in these roles (AAGPBL FAQ). Also, the real founder of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Mr. Wrigley, made his fortune by selling gum, not candy bars (League History). Besides the few minor historical inaccuracies, A League of Their Own is a quality movie that could be used as a teaching tool. It would leave viewers with an overall accurate depiction of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the gender roles of women in the
Men were seen as the dominant gender and women were seen as incapable. This movie showed the power, strength and equality of women. Through this movie we see that women can do anything they put their mind to no matter what the task. One scene that sticks out to me is when Dottie gets barreled over by Kit. I feel this scene shows that women can endure pain and are strong.The movie demonstrates how women are independent. Women don’t need men to do things for them, they are capable of doing all things. This movies shows that after World War II women emerged from the household and showed their true potential. Baseball was one thing that proved women’s abilities in society, along with many other abilities such as working outside the home.They broke away from the stereotype that women belonged in the home where they would cook, clean and care for the children. They showed that they were not made for the house, they were independent and capable.
The movie “ The long walk Home ” provided the viewer with multiple major characters that seemed to be courageous, like Odessa who stood up for herself in the face of a white dominated society. Although, as courageous as Odessa was, she did fail to outmatch Miriam as the most courageous character in the movie because Miriam was able to not only defend herself but defend others as well, she also breaks stereotypical ideas of woman in 1955, as well as remain unfearful throughout the movie.
Each of these concepts are utilized at the advantage of men, and the disadvantage of women, and has shown to provide detrimental consequences and results for women in society. However, in this film, and other films by Tyler Perry, appear to take the added step to combat these aspects that are present in the media’s portrayal of women. While these are present in the movie, he often makes a point to combat it with an inverse portrayal of each