At half time, Viola explains the situation to Sebastian and they switch places again. I used to love Amanda Bynes pre-head shave. He is a friend of Duke and performs a supporting role rather than a major one. Little does she realise she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, and as her brother Sebastian, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. Some slapstick and pratfalls; three girls fight in a bathroom, punching and slamming each other against walls played as comedy ; a soccer ball hits Viola's crotch when she's in drag, and she must pretend it hurts like it would for a boy. Hence the traditional gaze of sexual subjects is reversed, where males are being objectified and females are the bearers of action. At the beginning of the sequence there are some Establishing shots of a jet skier in the water, we see a couple shots of him doing a turn in the water, then we are taken onto what seems like a football match on a beach.
References to male genitals in one scene, to prove he's a boy, Sebastian drops his pants on the soccer field -- his father makes a positive comment about the size of his son's penis. Duke sees the kiss and throws Viola out of the dorm room, thinking that Viola has betrayed his trust. There is no Andrew-Toby-Maria subplot in the movie because it is centered on Viola, Duke, Olivia and Sebastian. The Incidental music and Diegetic sound carries on until the end of the short sequence. In the play, Viola falls in love with the Duke of Illyria — a man named Orsino. Viola Johnson Amanda Bynes had to disguise as her twin brother Sebastian James Kirk to enroll in his place at his new boarding school.
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, and Laura Ramsey. GradeSaver, 13 May 2019 Web. He ends up coming and they have a romantic moment by the lake. One of the most important points in this analysis is one that I had completely missed in this movie: how women believe these stereotypes to be true of all men, as shown on a smaller scale between Viola and Duke. I'm Whitney and I live in England. At the beginning straight away there are freeze frames as the jet skier turns in the water, exaggerating his moves which is shortly followed by the beginning of running credits.
But the making-of feature highlights the movie's soccer, not the outrageous makeover, with long stretches of actors in practice, in play and explaining athletic terms. Finally after having to show her breasts to the stadium she convinces Duke that she really is a girl. The coach laughs her off. When Sebastian comes home, everything gets complicated! Principal Gold stops the game but Sebastian proves that he really is a boy yanking off his shorts and exposing his penis. Throughout the entire film only one African American character makes an appearance, Toby. Initially, Viola was trying to convince Olivia to date Duke, but now that Viola has feelings for him, she tells Olivia to stop using Duke and advises her to go after Sebastian instead. The Girls' Soccer Program gets cancelled at her school.
The fact that it is a comedy positions the film in the domain where the viewers are watching in casual manners and not engaging in the story with any critical attitudes. It illuminates the ideology that women are just as strong and capable as men in the world of sports. In the macho world of the young male, sensitivity is synonymous with weakness and femininity. Advertisement Of Amanda Bynes let us say that she is sunny and plucky and somehow finds a way to play her impossible role without clearing her throat more than six or eight times. As the movie ends, Viola is seen playing on Illyria's soccer team. The film also displays plots that challenge the dominant binaries of gender identification.
When she disguises herself as Sebastian she is expected to talk differently, walk differently, and assume an entirely new physical appearance. Finally, this analysis has well-integrated and related points from the readings, which aid in further developing their explanation of the various stereotypes. When the girls' team gets cut at her school and Justin refuses to advocate for her in front of his teammates, she breaks up with him and decides to take matters into her own hands. Things get messy when a girl who Duke likes falls for Sebastian, who is Viola in disguise. When he arrives at Illyria, Olivia runs up and kisses him.
However, by creating the character of Viola, Fickman commends these traits and produces a role model of a strong, independent, young woman who is not defined by these gender roles. But since it actually was Sebastian, he proved he was actually a boy by taking off his pants in front of the entire stadium. Park, Ji Hoon, Nadine G. GradeSaver, 1 May 2019 Web. A fight breaks out between two teen boys, with punching and kicking.
The setting of Illyria is similar as well. A soccer ball is used in both the first scene and second scene, this could be contrasting the scenes because at first she is happy, excited and full of life however in the scene later on she uses the football to take out her stress and anger out on Justin. Some of my biggest interests are music, social issues and media. Therefore, the gender roles that define men restrict them from showing any form of emotion what-so-ever. A classic uninvolved chick flick.
Contrary to this, many female characters display a more aggressive and dynamic actions in contemporary film culture. Duke is played , who sounds as if he should be the child of and , which in this movie might be possible, although in real life he was born in Cullman, Ala. The programming, especially the content, is significant in examining the gendered messages in the film. She is attracted to him but seeing as he thinks she is a guy, he confides in her telling her that he likes another girl, Olivia but is too scared to approach her. Fickman attacks societal implications of gender roles from both sides of the spectrum. Why you always gottta talk about girls in such graphic terms? This is another example of how society and gender stereotypes imply that guys can never show any sign of weakness. Then as we get onto the beach there is the interweaving of the original filming and an almost cartoon selection of freeze frame pictures of the action and celebration that is going on at the beach, this is used to emphasize the fun and competitiveness of the characters.