Mindel Scott

Legally Blonde Offensive

This film is a cinematic masterpiece, and Reese Witherspoon`s Elle Woods is a national treasure. He dismantles the trope “blondes are stupid,” evokes the abuse of power dynamics by his Harvard professor, celebrates female friendships and much more. However, there is one particular scene in the film that rubs me in the wrong direction: when she takes Enrique (the pool boy) out in court. I almost immediately identified with the infinitely quoted comedy of legal errors when I saw nuances of myself in Elle (Reese Witherspoon) – it overturned expectations of what a blonde should be when I tried unsuccessfully to incorporate pink into my strict college dress code. The message “Be Yourself/Girl Power” apparently meant enough to you to continue Elle`s adventure for two increasingly unfortunate sequels, a Broadway show, and even a production of the musical at the Kidz Theater at the middle age of 24. She starts out as a passive, stupid blonde, but the film ends up fighting that cliché. She learns to be less passive and acquires a sense of self-awareness. At the beginning of the film, she is not aware of how people make fun of her and make fun of her, but later she is aware of it and knows how to react. Since many female characters are passive or subjugated, this film is subversive in terms of the agency and independence she earns. She learns to leave the predators in her life, including Warner and a professor who sexually harasses her. She is not a girl in distress or a prisoner of these predatory men. Hegemonic masculinity and accentuated femininity – Purushu Arie. (2020).

(accessed July 2, 2020, by purushu.com/2016/02/hegemonic-masculinity-and-emphasized-femininity.htmlMusitano, Allison) “How Does Legal Blonde Stand as a Feminist Film?: A Perspective for 2019.” His campus, 2019, www.hercampus.com/school/unh/how-does-legally-blonde-hold-feminist-film-2019-perspective Just because it`s a classic doesn`t mean it wasn`t problematic. There is exactly one non-Caucasian character in this movie, and he is played by (the very white) Mickey Rooney with false teeth and a yellow face. This figure of “comic relief”, dripping with offensive stereotypes, is a pejorative caricature of Japanese culture. The worst part is that the character is so insignificant and insignificant to the plot that one wonders why he wasn`t completely cut. She is privileged because she is a white woman born in the country and does not face the struggles that a POC or an immigrant would face. The biggest racial struggle she faces is that she is fired because she is “too blonde.” However, the film has some nuances in this regard, as she is treated as a stereotypical white woman. Men assume she is stupid and mock her for entering a male-dominated field. She is probably treated as a sexual object and sometimes she even treats herself that way. However, the struggles she faces as a white woman ignore the intersectional struggles faced by immigrants and EFCs (Coasten, 2019). Tagged as: aleena augustine, elle woods, legal blond âTwo of the characters are written in broken English and are extravagant stereotypes of homosexuals.

In the original script, they use words like “genetic, medical, and chronic” to describe homosexuals, which is offensive. X also stated that the performing arts program`s unofficial rule that leaving a show will affect their casting in the next performing arts production has made artists feel compelled to perform unpleasant scenes. CERON: What makes me happy this week is the book “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega” by Crystal Maldonado. It`s a very, very cute YA novel about a girl who is generally considered the fat best friend and who walks through high school and navigates how the guy she loves loves his best friend – in a way, you know, not necessarily in body positivity, but body neutrality and body acceptance come and in a multicultural way. And it`s just very, very sweet. It`s – it reminds me a lot of “To All The Boys” exactly in this purity. And it`s just a very light and simple read that I need now. HOLMES: And what I love about it is that it`s so funny to me because it`s kind of true (laughs), and it`s — but it`s also like there`s little insight into the law and legal performance, even though the court scene is obviously this ridiculous finale of the movie, that — you know, None of this is realistic. But there is this small core of truth, which is that She is able to better represent this client because she understands the world in which the woman lives. There is a real problem that people are represented by lawyers who do not understand where they live, the communities in which they live, the realities of their daily lives and therefore cannot represent them. In this weird little way, this strange version of, like the perm on this great character played by Linda Cardellini a million years ago, it wouldn`t happen in real life with these women in this way. But this dynamic is, like..

It`s a real thing. It`s a real thing. She concludes the first film by emphasizing the importance of having faith in others and oneself — and I hope Witherspoon knows that her “big-pictured” vision for the upcoming sequel to “Legally Blonde” needs to include better representation and characters of color. Y said that while they love the performing arts program, they are aware of the internal issues and the work that needs to be done to make it a safer space for all students. Maybe that`s why we Americans elected Trump president. After all, it is easier to enjoy the whiteness celebrated on stage than to fight it, to resist power and privilege. Everything has its price, even laughter. And I — you know, for what we`ve said about the importance of relationships between women, I think in general, you know, I`ve talked in movies about what I`ve called the fallow girl role, these are people who write these roles for women who, in one way or another, you know, are tangential and unimportant and have signed something. I think you can argue that the Luke Wilson part has a bit of that quality, which I think is good. For example, he is not a deeply constructed character. He is a nice guy who appears on the horizon as a promise of a future for the woman who is the important character of the film.