Introducing ChixFlix

Welcome to ChixFlix, the blog by “chicks” for anyone who has heard of “chick flicks,” whether they have an interest in this unique genre of films or not. To begin with, we hope to answer some basic questions: What is a “chick flick?” “The pop culture term ‘chick flick’ simply refers to films that are …

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Happily Ever After? Further Discussion on the Cinderella Story in Chick Flicks.

We’ve all either seen or are somewhat familiar with the movie “Pretty Woman;” it was Julia Roberts’ first breakout performance as the prostitute with the heart of gold. Roberts’ character, Vivian Ward, had an urban street-smart shell that eventually falls off to reveal a softer, more refined character. We see the same story line happen …

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How Chick Flicks Influence Different Fads: Flashdance & the 1980s

In the early 80’s, the movie Flashdance generated a whole movement in the fitness industry. Jazzercise classes popped up in towns from coast to coast. Women of all ages flocked to these classes. In particular, it had a big impact on dance wear. Women were tearing their t-shirts, donning leg warmers, and joining their “sisters” …

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Is romance dead, dying, or just sleeping for a while?

I was watching television (big surprise there) when I came across some rather bad reviews on the newest romance-inspired chick flick: Made of Honor, starring Patrick Dempsey (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame, though he’s also recently starred in Disney’s Enchanted) which made $15.5 million at the box office (Iron Man made $100.75 million). Essentially, what the …

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