Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies by Suzanne Ferriss,Mallory Young

By Suzanne Ferriss,Mallory Young

From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have lengthy been either championed and vilified by means of men and women, students and well known audiences. Like other kinds of "chick culture," which the editors outline as a bunch of commonly American and British pop culture media types centred totally on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and often college-educated—women, chick flicks were accused of reinscribing conventional attitudes and reactionary roles for girls. however, they've been embraced as pleasant and almost certainly releasing entertainments, helping ladies in negotiating the demanding situations of latest life.

A better half to the profitable anthology Chick Lit: the hot Woman’s Fiction, this edited quantity contains eleven unique essays, prefaced by way of an creation situating chick flicks in the greater context of chick tradition in addition to women’s cinema. The essays contemplate chick flicks from various angles, referring to problems with movie heritage, lady sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, girl friendship, age, race, ethnicity, category, consumerism, spectatorship, excitement and gender definition. An afterword by way of feminist movie theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s motion pictures of the ’40s to the friendship movies of the ’80s and people of the "return to the classics" pattern of the ’90s, whereas highlighting the worth of the volume’s contributions to modern debates and sketching chances for extra study.

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