Girls want relationships. Girls enjoy corny love movies. This is somewhat of an escape route for the girls, knowing that in reality, the average guy isn’t interested in a relationship, or falling in love. But for the sake of women, in the hours of our mourning, why not take advantage of the blockbusters while their...
Films within this genre like “Friends with Benefits” are meant to be an escape for its audience: it offers little in way of critical thinking and instead provides an avenue for “easy, uncomplicated pleasures” (McDonald 7). However, the problem with genre films like this is that is plays into typically stereotyped narratives of females that are perpetuated through media which women then internalize. As such, romantic comedies frequently create unrealistic expectations of romance for women when they buy into the exaggerated love stories that are presented to them. This is one of the main reasons why romcoms like “Friends with Benefits” are successful, why their presence in the film world has remained persist for decades past- they target women by playing into their innate desire for love creating a demand for which those who own the media are only happy to provide, thinking only of the profit and little of the social ramifications of such
The adjective ‘possessive’ suggests a sinister side of love; that it can lead to obsession, whilst the adjective ‘faithful’ gives a more positive feeling that love can bring security and trust. Again, Duffy appears to be using her comparison to present the dual nature of love and reflect that relationships will not always remain so pleasing. This is all too clear in Havisham as years later Miss Havisham speaks of “love’s/hate behind a white veil” and warns that she will wreak revenge on the man who hurt her so badly. The “white veil” normally associated with the purity and virginity of a bride has now become something that
It gives them an excuse to get together with their friends and to dream about getting swept of their feet by their dream guy. Women are known to be very emotional and this romantic movie will have them laughing at some scenes and crying at others. They will fall in love with Cameron’s (protagonist) beautiful personality and show compassion towards the tough decision he is faced with. Girls will flock to see this movie. They will be drawn to the complicated plot and complex relationships.
Every Guy Can Get Good At Being Romantic Lots of women have given up on guys being romantic. You may think that 's a good thing because you don 't have to try, but it 's not. Being unromantic will just leave a woman unsatisfied because it is a very instinctual need that women have. If you want to satisfy a woman, then you need to consider romance a part of something you want to do for her. Women crave romance.
It 's awkward to think that a genre with singers who have some of the most soft tone voices can be so derogatory. It 's a contradiction for sure, but I think this contradiction isn 't even a contradiction to begin with, they uses feminine strategies to attract woman, which only further proves their masculinity. Why? The soft voice easily attracts the women into falling for them, and once they have them in the palm of their hands that 's when the player mentality comes out. An article done by Kristie A. Ford speaks on how “fake masculinity can be used to achieve real masculine behavior” (Ford 13).
The Nurse also shows this when she jokes that "Women grow by men" and moments later is encouraging Juliet to view Paris sympathetically and "seek happy nights to happy days". Mercutio's conversations frequently employ bawdy references that indicate a broad view of the relations between the sexes. The second type of love we encounter is infatuation. This is experienced by Romeo for Rosaline at the beginning of the play. This infatuation is the unrequited love that is found by Romeo, he loves Rosaline but she does not love him because she is about to go into a nunnery.
Moulin Rouge, a movie set during the 1900s narrates the story of a courtesan woman, Satine, as she undergoes hardships to earn money, experiences love but unfortunately, due to her irrational choices, faces tragic consequences at the end. Satine is a symbol of how women are being treated by the society during the era before post-feminism, where men have superiority over women. As the plot develops, Satine transforms from a worthless prostitute to someone who is courageous and willing to face her fears in order to attain her aspirations. Psychoanalyst theory and feminist analysis are apparent throughout the film. The male gaze, fantasy and feminism are three topics that will be covered in depth in this essay through relating it to the movie.
With the patriarchal structural form in place as well as the scopophilia present in films, it leads to the main idea of Mulvey’s paper; that Hollywood films use women to create a pleasurable experience for men. In the films the Mulvey studied, the women are just objects to be looked at never the main driver of the plot. Budd Boetticher put it best when he said, “What counts is what the heroine provokes, or rather what she represents. She is the one, or rather the love or fear she inspires in the hero, or else the concern he feels for her, who makes him act the way he does. In herself the woman has not the slightest importance.” (Mulvey) This really dives home the fact that movies in this era, women were objectified and that the gaze at these women was the only important part of them in the film.
Heroines in traditional romantic comedies generally show their female charm dominated by the heroes, and docile. However, in Romantic Comedy vs. Screwball Comedy Gehring depicts the screwball comedy as “dripping with eccentrics starting with the archetype zany heroines.” Also, Gerhing says, “heroines assisted by the fact that only she knows a courtship is occurring. ” In other words, he means that heroines in screwball comedies always show their unique nuttiness and try to pursue what they desire as long as they realized that was something they want, which is quite different from the customary docile female in other romantic comedies. These traits are detailed in The Awful Truth and My Favorite Wife; heroines Lucy and Ellen pursue their happiness with apparently daffy behavior, encouragement and their love. Heroines in screwball comedies always had much more positive reaction in the process of pursuing what they desired to, like “female catalyst.” For instance, in My Favorite Wife, Ellen rushed to the airport and tried to save her marriage with an old- fashioned dress, which is even tittered by others, as long as she was told that her husband Arden was about to spend a sweet moon with his new wife Bianca in the same hotel as they had.