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Analyzing the Themes in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

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After watching the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, I felt enthralled to dive deeper into the topics associated within the movie. So I begin by researching and conducting sociological analysis of the characters’ genders and sexualities. In addition, I will be examining the movie based on gender, socialization, media and evaluating the acceptance and portrayal of gay people in this particular movie. To further increase the depth and validity of the paper, I will be using terminology that directly applies to the situation, by which I shall break down accordingly. Throughout the paper, I will share with you my analysis that I have formulated, through the deconstruction of this movie.

To begin, I will first give you a brief synopsis of the movie and then proceed to showing you some of the sociological trends that are being shown in the movie. Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) and Larry McDonough (Kevin James) are the two main characters in the movie. Both of these men are heterosexual, however due to certain circumstances Larry talks Chuck into getting married, which made them life partners. As a result, the two men were ultimately publicly identified as being homosexual. Eventually, the two men found themselves in trouble and in the mean time; they became an inspiration and public figure for the gay community. Taking all of this into account, I will start by talking about sexual orientation. Within the movie, being exposed to the clashing of the heterosexual and homosexual communities is plausible. “According to symbolic interactionism, sexual orientation is largely a social construction built during social interaction. Like heterosexuals, both men and women who see themselves as homosexual maintain a gender identity cons...

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...arious the first time I watched it, but the second time I watched it I started to analyze and develop an analysis of the characters, by which I found to be vulgar as well. This movie allowed for a great deal of deconstruction, based on the depth and variety that was established throughout.

References

Lindsey, Linda L. 2010. "Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality, and Health:" Pp. 23-56 in Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, edited by L. Lindsey. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Lindsey, Linda L. 2010. "Gender Development: The Socialization Process." Pp. 57-82 in Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, edited by L. Lindsey. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Lindsey, Linda L. 2010. "Men and Masculinity" Pp. 243-276 in Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, edited by L. Lindsey. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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