Paul Feig’s latest foray into female-centric comedy, Spy, is a comedy masterpiece full of feisty female characters. If you want to see gender roles turned on their heads look no further, for once the women take the lead and the men are pretty much just there to look good. Melissa McCarthy smashes stereotypes playing a feisty, sassy, sexy and intelligent female spy who outshines her male contemporaries … Continue reading Why ‘Spy’ shows how women’s roles in film are changing
This supercut film trailer highlights something that a lot of people consider a problem in modern cinema; the representation of gender and race. Here is an article that argues that this kind of representation is a problem that needs to be addressed. In it the author says “The “ONE MAN saves the world and gets the girl” fantasy is strong in the above video, but … Continue reading American Cinema revolves around men and women are worthless if they don’t look good.
The media’s ideologies affect us all in many different ways, whether we realise it or not. To an extent we’ll all be comparing ourselves, what we do, where we live, what our family life is like and what our friendships are like, to what we see in the media. I bet there’s a time in everyone’s life where we stand back and ask ‘am I … Continue reading Why ‘Real Women’ is a Bullsh*t Term