Notes on Y Tu Mama Tambien

Notes on Y Tu Mama Tambien - Julianna Ritter 2/14/2011 Y Tu...

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Julianna Ritter 2/14/2011 “Y Tu Mama Tambien” The movie was not only entertaining, but an intelligent slice-of-life observation. The two boys Tenoch and Julio, driven by boredom in Mexico, engage on a journey with a dying young woman and discover different meanings of sexuality, friendship, and love. Politically and historically it was clever to tie in the last names of each character with famous leaders of Mexico and Spain, moving the movie forward with an undertone of political satire. While Zapata and Ilturbide were famous Mexican leaders, Cortes represented the Spanish conquistador. In both the history of Mexico and Spain and in the movie, Cortes (Luisa in this case) ultimately conquers her victims. The connection between famous political leaders and three characters obsessed with the mysteries of sex calls for attention to the connection between sex and politics. I think there is a suggestion that politics itself is motivated by sex or that politics and sex are coherently linked to one another, especially in contemporary times. The mentioning
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course COMP LIT 201 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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