Birdcage Analysis - A Film which I recently viewed called...

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A Film which I recently viewed called The Birdcage examined many different elements of sociology which are present today in society. The views presented in the film not only challenge the current societal cultural institutions which hover over American opinion, but also humanized the idea of living a homosexual or transgender lifestyle in a society which mostly rejects minorities. Robin Williams, or Armand, plays an extremely convincing role of a homosexual father who must meet the future “in-laws” who are parents to the daughter that dates his son Val. Unbeknownst to the in-laws is the fact that Val’s parents are two homosexual men, which eventually becomes the main focus of the film as they rush to cover up their true identity in an effort to salvage Val’s relationship with the girl he plans to marry. The notions of gender roles and gender performance are strongly exemplified in many scenes throughout the movie while the opinions of the majority of society are shown by the conservative senator (played by Gene Hackman) who is the male half of the in-laws. Throughout the film, each of the characters attempts to play specific gender roles which acquaints them with the gender whom they are more greatly trying to associate with. Between the couple Armand (Robin Williams) and Albert (Nathan Lane), Armand
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