Chix who love flix, analyzing so-called "chick flicks."

Archive for May, 2008

The Impression That I Get: On Chick Flicks

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 1 Comment »

Just where did the term "chick flick" come from, anyway? We toss the phrase around lightly these days, because it's gotten accepted into the everyday vernacular much the same way "Google" has become a verb ("I don't know, why don't ...

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

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 1 Comment »

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 ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE CHICKS!!!!!

Monday, May 5th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 1 Comment »

Come Wednesday one of my most favorite "chicks" is going to be celebrating another year on this planet.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARGEAUX!!!!!  I wish you love, health and good wishes on your special day.    After finals are over, I am taking ...

Do Chick Flicks Typecast Women Into Particular Roles?

Monday, May 5th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 5 Comments »

The movie 27 Dresses is a formulaic chick flick. it has the cute actress Katherine Heigl as the ultimate "good girl" while the actress who plays her sister is the ultimate "bad girl" Heigl plays the caring ...

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

Monday, May 5th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 1 Comment »

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 ...

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

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 Posted in Posts | 2 Comments »

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 ...

10 is the Magic Number: Girl vs. Boy, Woman vs. Man

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 Posted in Posts | 2 Comments »

The love-hate relationship between the sexes is a theme that is used in many movies. Romance and war makes for an interesting theme because it shows how we are all different yet we are also, all the same. Of course, ...

Chick Flicks-in-Training: From Disney to Daring

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 Posted in Posts | 3 Comments »

This is not simply a story about a frog and a prince. A story about a frog would be biological. A story about a prince would be historical. But a story about a frog-prince is magical, and therein lies all ...

Sisterhood Through the Ages

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 Posted in Posts | No Comments »

Perhaps one theme that “chick flicks” have pounced on is the theme of sisterhood and female relationships. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants are prime examples. How can we fail to see ...