RuPaul’s Drag Race is a great example of gender performance as camp. Gay men have used camp as a form of protection but at the same time a method of being accepted into society. However, I wish someone would just step outside their comfort zone and make a show about straight men with similar lifestyles or careers.
Although Harry Potter is also considered in my opinion high art film that appeals to the academic tradition, it is evident that it possesses a high level of magic realism. We watch Harry Potter because our generation grew up with the books and constant marketing on this series, we are always eager for the next movie or book to come out. However, Kael states “If we always wanted works of complexity and depth we wouldn’t be going to movies about glamorous thieves and seductive women”, we are solely meant to be entertained by this film knowing that once it is done, we are done following the story.
Clint Eastwood is definitely an Auteur. His famous style is in putting himself in movies such like Gran Torino which is an absolute classic movie in my opinion. This film could be argued to be both low and high art, although it appeals to the mass audience, the directing and producing style he encompasses also works towards academic and non-academic traditions.
Did I mention I love the bachelor?
This season was quite disappointing however it was definitely my biggest guilty pleasure all season, which some consider to be a bad object.
Introducing our next Bachelorette!!
Oh what a surprise! The next Bachelorette…Andi! (sarcasm) lol. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE The Bachelor. The idea behind it although totally scripted and made-up, make for a great way to capitalize on viewers. I am a huge fan of the show and I will admit, I critique it and yet I love it. Having said that, this season totally blew my mind, in a negative way. So not impressed with Juan Pablo—- the first Latin bachelor… and he made Latin culture look like crap. Anyway that’s another story. I’d like relate my previous rant on the idea that mainstream media is not telling us the way in which we can find love, no more traditional dating but reality television instead.