”Screw all these people, Olive.” ”Haven’t you heard? I already did.”: En fallstudie av vilka meddelanden som sänds ut om den kvinnliga sexualiteten och kroppen från de romantiska komedifilmerna Easy A, Juno och The first time.
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Throughout history, sex and sexuality has been a subject for many debates. It has been regulated through both authorities and social norms. Female sexuality has been seen both as a symbol for motherhood and as a sin. Women have also been judged both for their virginity and their lack of it. This matter appears regularly in the media, whereas women still are objectified and judged for how they choose to exert their sexuality. Therefor, we have chosen to study how this appears in teenage movies in modern times, through a case study of the movies Easy A, Juno and The first time. We want to examine which kind of messages that are transmitted to youths about women and their sexuality. We have used the variables informal sexual education, slut shaming, victim blaming, the madonna/whore complex and objectification. Our results shows that women’s sexuality still is criticized and regulated by society and its values.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Women, sex, sexuality, media, popular culture, movies, romantic comedy, teenagers, case study, informal sexual education, slut shaming, victim blaming, madonna/whore complex, objectification
Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55741OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-55741DiVA: diva2:955126
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Media Management Programme, 180 credits
Ekelin, Annelie, universitetslektor
Holt, Kristoffer, universitetslektor