The Representation Of Women From The 1961 Film, Breakfast At Tiffany 's And The 2012 Film Pitch Perfect

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The representation of women in film has drastically changed throughout the decades due to feminist movements and the overall transition of society. Women have always been set upon a certain expectation and stereotype, as being passive and lady-like, but as time has past, so did these perspectives. Holly Golightly is the female lead in Breakfast at Tiffany’s who rejects the traditional ideals of women by being single and independent, living a life that did not reflect how women actually lived in the 1960’s. The Barden Bellas of Pitch Perfect reflect an even greater change of the conventional woman by being an all-female acapella group that has women of different sizes, sexuality, and willpower to overcome their all-male competitors. The representation of women from the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect, have major similarities and differences in that both strayed away from the conventional ideals of women, breaking gender roles, expectations, and aspects of sexuality, through social and historical movements sparked throughout the decades.
Holly Golightly breaks the stereotypical mold of women as being wives and mothers, and instead redefines gender roles through her clothing while also embracing her own sexual liberation. Her renown little black dress was not only a risque dress at that time, but was also used for sex appeal, grabbing the attention of her male peers. In Mulvey’s essay she argues that “the man controls the film phantasy and…

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