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The Phenomenon that Is Gossip Girl

- The cultural phenomenon that is the television show Gossip Girl is centered around the extravagant lives of privileged Manhattanites, and how the cluster of main characters are constantly falling in and out of love. Viewers of the show can be found all across the globe; as of 2012, the show had been broadcast in 197 countries. The show was declared by New York Magazine the “Best Show Ever”. With the reviews in and the show declared a success, there is still one nagging question: why. Why is the show so popular and influential....   [tags: television show analysis]

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The Pilot Episode Of Gossip Girl

- In order to complete an analysis of a television show through six basic theoretical approaches, I chose to use the pilot episode of Gossip Girl due to its strong representation of class differences. In this episode, the interesting characters of the Upper East Side are introduced and viewers begin to get a sense of the lifestyles that they live. From the elite, to the middle class, issues and attitudes are established. All of the main characters attend an established private high school and seem to backstab each other as a form of entertainment....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Cultural Analysis of a Gossip Girl Ad

- Gossip Girl is an American teen drama set in New York Upper East Side and tells the story of privileged upper class young adults, as they battle sex, drugs, alcohol, relationships and betrayal. Narrated by an infamous incognito, who blogs the lives and drama of Manhattans elite. The series was wrote in a series of novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. The show begins with the sentence "Gossip Girl here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite," and is primarily focused on the lifestyles of the upper class private school teenagers....   [tags: Semiology, Symbolism]

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Gossip Girl and the Post-Feminist Era

- ... As author Angela McRobbie states, popular culture and the role of consumption actually degrade feminism “while simultaneously appearing to be engaging in a well-informed and even well-intended response to feminism,” (McRobbie). Thus in a post-feminist era, consumption equates to empowerment. So what does this mean for Blair, as well as the other female characters in Gossip Girl. These women don’t live in a world actually free of double standards. Instead, they adhere to societal pressures equating femininity with high consumption in order to exist in an acceptable gender role....   [tags: TV show review]

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Symbolic Convergence in Gossip Girl: The Fantasy of the “In Crowd”

- From high school girls desperately trying to be one of cool kids in school to corporate warriors rubbing elbows for that next promotion, nearly everyone has fantasized about being a part of the “in crowd”. What is it that makes the bonds and barriers of “in crowd” so unbreakable. Through sharing stories and reaching conclusions through discussion of those stories, members of small groups develop a common bond that shapes their social reality. An example of this bond is prominent in the CW’s hit show, Gossip Girl, which focuses on the world of high society elite at a private high school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Why the Gossip Girl Series Has Been Banned

- Books have been challenged and banned ever since books have begun to be published. There are many reasons why books are challenged and/or banned. Books get banned for everything from profanity to sex. Many books have been challenged and banned throughout history. One series has had every single book within the series banned in some locations; there are thirteen books in the series. Gossip Girl, written by Cecily von Ziegesar, is one of the most challenged and/ or banned books in recent years. Gossip Girl has been challenged and/ or banned for multiple reasons including: sex, drugs, and scandals....   [tags: challenged, drugs, sex]

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The Negative View of Feminism Given Off by Gossip Girl

- Feminism has without a doubt changed over the past hundred years. What started out as a fight for equal civil rights turning into a term with many different opinions and definitions. There are multiple approaches on how to define the feminism movement. Today, television and the media play a large part in how the public views feminism. How television interprets feminism is, for the most part, how the rest of the public will as well. Since television plays such a large part in influencing the public, this paper will aim to see if specifically the television series Gossip Girl has an attitude that gives off a negative view of feminism....   [tags: sociological analysis of TV show]

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Gossip Girl Book #1

- In this first novel, life is beautiful for our teens from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They're rich, they're beautiful, and they know it. Blair Waldorf is the ringleader of the crew, which includes her handsome but weak-hearted boyfriend, Nate. This femme fatale in training relishes her role and is confident that she and Nate will be together forever. Then the teen every girl loves to hate, Serena Van der Woodson, returns from her Connecticut boarding school, and the young women start fuming....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- From this review: "Nothing I say in this review can bring justice to master storyteller Cecily Von Ziegesar, whose research comes from her own life as an upper eastside, New York City teen. She has a reality-based knack for bringing cigarette-and-pot smoking rich kids into three-dimensional color. As naughty as these characters seem on every page, they are revealed to be real kids wanting to fit into accepted, meaningful lives as much as sleek clothes..” Rich girl Blair Waldorf is about to discover what it’s like to not get her way....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gossip Girl Review

- Book Review ‘Gossip Girl’ by Cecily von Ziegesar Gossip Girl is a book for people who crave glamour, style and riches. The novel is written by Cecily von Ziegesar, a 25 year old self proclaimed gossip girl herself. She loosely bases the story on her own experiences growing up in the Upper East side of Manhattan. Gossip Girl, the novel, is set in contemporary Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York. It tells the story of a group of high school seniors whose parents happen to be some of the most glamorous people in New York and tells what their day to day lives are like....   [tags: essays research papers]

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