A Critique of Sexism and Mental Health Discrimination in Elizabethtown

For their final project inĀ FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies (Block C 2021), Lorraine Chen, Eva Starr-Kerr, Andy Huang, Eve Stewart, and Clare Quinn critiqued the poster and a scene from Elizabethtown, focusing especially on sexism and mental health. For the new media creation portion of their project, they created a new poster and recreated the scene, carefully acknowledging their own limitations regarding race and racism during their in-class presentation.

 

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Calling All Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream GirlThis video, written and produced by Eloise Kelly, Salena Prinzmetal, Rachel Fitch, and Lili Wittier in FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College with Professor Heidi R. Lewis during Block 3 2018, encourages young women and girls to think more seriously about the implications of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope prevalent in Hollywood and independent films.