• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Clueless and Mean Girls

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Clueless and Mean Girls Analysis The media often targets at young teenage audiences by showing lots of 'sexy' and 'stereotypical' images and scenes. 'Clueless' and 'Mean Girls' are both films which interests teenagers; they show how teenagers are represented in different ways. The following essay will be analysing on how character types are represented in these Films Clueless is a teen drama directed by Amy Heckling and the film was released in 1995. In the story, characters use slang language all the time such as 'buggin' and 'betty' which clearly shows it's very out-dated. The film stars Cher (Alicia Silverstone), Dionne (Stacey Dash) and Tai (Brittany Murphy). Amy Heckling's 'Clueless' is a very entertaining film which can be viewed from a number of different aspects. It can be seen as an entertaining teen film about the life of a typical American teenager. It is very important to a high school student to have a group of friends they could count on and hang out with. Life at school wouldn't be easy for a high school student with no friends because at the teenager stage, the teens would like to share secrets with someone their ageand not many of them go home and ask their parents for advices. ...read more.

Middle

At the age of fifteen she finally goes to a public school after being home schooled her whole life. When she arrives at school she befriends Damian, who is played Daniel Franzese and Janis Ian, portrayed by Lizzy Caplan. While sitting with the two they tell Cady of the Plastics, "...that's Gretchen Wieners; she's totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Steudels."; "She (Regina-George)'s the queen bee- the star, those other two are just her little workers." The Plastics are one of the "cliques" in their high school. There are also the nerdy Asians, the cool Asians, the band geeks and the burnouts. What sets the Plastics apart from the other groups is that they are the most popular, the most feared, and the most envied and most admirable group of girls. When Cady decides to take revenge on the plastics; she used her newfound friendship with the plastics to go undercover and to gain the information which would humiliate and blackmail the plastics and tear them apart. Cady and Janis tried lots of different ways to ruin Regina's Life but it seems impossible. For example when Janis Ian cuts out holes in Regina's shirt, the trend immediately catches on this show that the girls are easily manipulated. ...read more.

Conclusion

Moreover the High school building looks very grand in both Medias and crowded with students this signifies what a typical teenager's life is like. Moreover the female teenagers wore mostly miniskirts and designer high heels showing they are stylish and have a very high status based on appearance. Similarly, the girls in the posters/ DVD covers are very trendy and fashionable; and they all look very rich which will attracts the young audiences. In conclusion, both "Mean Girls" and "Clueless" revealed many different character types in teenage films. Their purpose is to target young teenagers, and in fact, they have been successful. This is purely because these movies support teenagers into thinking that fashion and boys are the main concern in this time of their lives. This is arguably a negative point as teenagers use these films as an example to follow; therefore, teen films are defiantly effective at delivering the message to young teenagers. However, being successful at delivering the message to the intended target audience is not entirely negative, as teenagers find it easier to relate to the characters as we can see how the films portray today's society and teenage interests. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Essay on Gender Equality

    This is a definite advancement in gender equality. Thirdly, sports. Sports, a highly male-dominated field as it is highly dependent on the physique and athletic ability of the sportsman, or sportswoman, and the average woman would naturally lose when competing with the average man.

  2. How does Ridley Scott create and destroy gender stereotypes in Thelma and Louise?

    The last scene I am going to describe which creates gender stereotypes is the scene in the bar where Thelma and Louise are sitting at a table in a Western bar and the waitress walks up to them and asks if they would like andything to drink.

  1. P.e Self Analysis

    Illinois Agility Run Test; 5 reps of the whole test, continually looping round. Pair up, throw a rounders ball to each other and each time it is caught, both take a step out - see how far apart you can be before you can't catch or throw the ball without it bouncing.

  2. Compare the representation of class and status for 3 music videos

    That will make them smile" Wiley portrays himself through other people throughout the video. This connotes that he is high enough in class and status to get other people to do his video for him and he doesn't need to be in it.

  1. The use of Music in the movies

    w?rld ?f film. Th? n?xt ?t?p w?? th? u?? ?f ? vit?ph?n?, which ?l?? did n?t pl?y ? l??ting r?l? in th? m?vi? indu?try. Th? n?xt ?t?p w?? n?t th? u?? ?f ? r?c?rd?d ??undtr?ck but r?th?r it w?? th? u?? ?f liv? mu?ici?n?.

  2. Film Review - Mean Girls

    School in this movie is represented as a jungle, where people are struggling to survive. The character Cady Heron here is a prime example because she was home schooled and has never been to a real school before; attending high school for her is like a challenge.

  1. Investigation into the Internal and External Communication methods of a school (BCS GCSE - ...

    They could also make jargon easier to understand. Presentation Someone who stands up and explains his/her views with undivided attention -with the aid of drawings or Microsoft PowerPoint(r) -Undivided attention is given to the presenter. -Could make content easier to understand.

  2. Magazine analysis

    suggests that something has been searched for and the magazine editors have eventually discovered it whilst the exclamation mark also suggests that the editors have looked hard for the products, are glad to find them, and that because they had to look hard for them, they are rare and

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work