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By Suzanne Ferriss

ISBN-10: 0203935551

ISBN-13: 9780203935552

ISBN-10: 0415962552

ISBN-13: 9780415962551

From An Affair to recollect to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have lengthy been either championed and vilified by means of men and women, students and renowned audiences. Like other kinds of "chick culture," which the editors outline as a bunch of usually American and British pop culture media types centred totally on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and usually college-educated—women, chick flicks were accused of reinscribing conventional attitudes and reactionary roles for girls. however, they've been embraced as pleasing and in all probability freeing entertainments, aiding ladies in negotiating the demanding situations of up to date lifestyles. A significant other to the profitable anthology Chick Lit: the recent Woman’s Fiction, this edited quantity includes eleven unique essays, prefaced via an creation situating chick flicks in the higher context of chick tradition in addition to women’s cinema. The essays ponder chick flicks from numerous angles, concerning problems with movie background, girl sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, lady friendship, age, race, ethnicity, classification, consumerism, spectatorship, excitement and gender definition. An afterword by means of feminist movie theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s motion pictures of the ’40s to the friendship movies of the ’80s and people of the "return to the classics" pattern of the ’90s, whereas highlighting the worth of the volume’s contributions to modern debates and sketching probabilities for extra examine.

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