Movie Analysis : Mean Girls Essay

783 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
I wanted to incorporate Popular Culture as an Introduction to the broad topic that is Microaggressions. I decided I wanted to focus on the Television show Glee, because of the various identities and sexualities portrayed. I chose Blaine because something I don’t think is talked about enough is the idea of who can play characters with LGBTQ+ Identities. There are many variations to this long acronym. I will be looking at this acronym as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + identities that do not necessarily fall within these categories.
Another Popular Culture Reference I wanted to incorporate was the Movie Mean Girls. I chose the character of Janis Ian because She in addition to many other girls in the film have entries written about them in the Burn book. Within the Movie, Mean Girls, the theme of bullying is present.
My final Popular Culture Reference is a Buzzfeed article written by Heben Nigatu called 19 LGBT Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis. Instead of talking about all 19 Microaggressions listed in this article, I have decided to focus on two Microaggressions specifically numbers 17 and 19. I chose these two Microaggressions because I believe they offer two different perspectives or ways of looking at Microaggressions. “This is my Gay Best Friend” is number 17 on the list and this Microaggression has affected my life personally. I have a personal experience that relates to this particular Microaggression. “No Homo” is number 19 on the list and I…

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