Analysis Of The Movie ' Lla Rutkowski ' Essay
1160 Words Oct 29th, 2016 5 Pages
As ShowTime’s Shameless showrunner John Wells mentions, “We have a comedic tradition of making fun of the people in those worlds. The reality is that these people aren’t ‘the other’ - they’re people who live four blocks down from you and two blocks over” (Rochlin, 2010). This comedy drama TV series takes place in Southside Chicago depicting a flawed family of Frank Gallagher, an alcoholic, drug addict, and crime committing father of six and a bipolar wife. While Frank selfishlessly schemes away looking for money throughout the entire show, his children are constantly dealing with his morally deficient decisions caused by alcoholism. Fiona Gallagher, the oldest daughter of the family, is obligated to take responsibility of all her siblings. She balances between striving for all her siblings to be successful, while also making an effort to achieve her own happiness and maintaining her well being. ShowTime’s Shameless is not only a raunchy TV series about a dysfunctional family in unfortunate circumstances stumbling around. Fiona Gallagher is put in the difficult position to be a parent figure since both her parents were neglectful and absent, while also living in the difficult conditions of Southside Chicago. Through Fiona’s two identities of motherly care and aggressive behavior, Shameless illustrates how social class is an intersectional category of analysis.
Growing up in Southside Chicago, neglected and abandoned by both parents, and being the oldest and most…