Some Like it Hot 2

Some Like it Hot 2 - Lauren Allen Intro To Film Some Like it Hot The Battle of the Sexes on the Big Screen The depiction of femininity produced by

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Lauren Allen Intro. To Film Some Like it Hot The Battle of the Sexes on the Big Screen The depiction of femininity produced by and shown to the American culture and its substituent’s is unnamed by the subtle way it is usually depicted. Throughout the United States of America as seen on television, in the movies, or as lyrics in a rap song, women are greatly besmirched. Masculinity however is shown from the opposite point of view. The film Some Like it Hot , directed by Billy Wilder and first shown to the public in 1959 (“Some Like it Hot (1959)”) is an excellent example of how America’s view of the different sexes was contoured and thickened by the popular culture at the time. In this particular film, the striking Marilyn Monroe portrays a beautiful young lady named Sugar. Sugar, the main female in the film is of utmost importance for developing one of the writer’s dual storylines. Alike countless other films where a man cross dresses as a woman “the gender-bending humor reveals a double standard that undermines decades of effort toward gender equality.” (Ward) One of the very first connections in the film made between the two men Joe (Josephine) and Jerry (Daphne) include a long look at the musically talented Sugar, and the immediate recognition by the men that she was good-looking.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENGFLM 0400 taught by Professor Och during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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Some Like it Hot 2 - Lauren Allen Intro To Film Some Like it Hot The Battle of the Sexes on the Big Screen The depiction of femininity produced by

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