Miss Congeniality: Chick Stereotypes

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There are many movies that are known by the name chick flick movies. Chick flick movies are movies which are dedicated to female viewers instead of male viewers. Chick flick movies are referred to as “a sappy movie for women that men don’t like / chick flicks are commercial films that appeal to female viewers” (Ferriss and Young 2). This is true as chick flick movies concentrate mostly upon female characters. There are many movies that are referred to by the name chick flick; one of these movies is Miss Congeniality. In this paper I am going to talk about the reason for Miss Congeniality movie to be known as a chick flick movie and how women are viewed in this movie. Miss Congeniality is a movie that talks about Sandra Bullock (Gracie …show more content…
It is said in the article entitled “Sex, lies and Advertising” that “beauty features are often concocted more for advertisers than readers”(Steinem 6). This shows that the idea of showing women as sexual objects is most of the time used in advertisements to attract people to buy things that they do not need. Miss Congeniality is considered to be a chick flick movie as it is a movie that concentrates on female actors. The two female characters that the movie consternates on are Sandra Bullock and Heather Bums. These two characters have so many things that are different between them. First of all, Sandra Bullock is seen in the movie as a bold and brave women who is not afraid to do anything. On the contrary, Heather Bums is seen as a less courageous woman than Bullock and this makes her afraid to do many things. This is seen when Bums told Bullock that a long time ago she was harassed by her college professor and that she did not have the courage to report that man. Sandra Bullock told Heather Bums that she should have reported that man and that she can teach Bums some moves that she can do in order to defend herself. The whole movie concentrates on female figures and how women should look in order to be accepted in society. Also throughout the movie there is romance seen between Bullock and her co-worker Benjamin Bratt. For these reasons the movie is considered a chick flick movie that appeals for women audience instead of

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