Month: May 2008

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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