I seriously love the movie Mean Girls. It’s hilarious, campy, and has the perfect dash of realness to spice it up. So when I heard that a Mean Girls spin off was going to begin shooting, I was over the moon excited. The spin off is titled Mean Moms, and is going to star Jennifer Aniston as a house wife whose family moves to a competitive neighborhood. Mean Girls featured a bunch of clique obsessed teenagers, and I have a feeling that Mean Moms is going to explore negative female relationships of middle aged women.
The premise of this movie reminded me of the common experience list for women that was discussed in the Chapter 7 online lecture. I’m going to go ahead and make a guess that the movie will touch on appearance of women (especially moms), how women take care of others, how women treat each other negatively, and how all moms are expected to be superwoman. I’m not exactly sure how the movie would address a fluid meaning of femininity, but if Mean Moms is anything like Mean Girls, I’m sure it will exceed my expectations!
I’ll admit that the Kardashians are one of my guilty pleasures. After a long day, it’s nice to de-stress by watching their ridiculous drama! I’d never considered the Kardashians as educational in anyway, until recently. The head of their family, Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, is very publicly announcing his transition from a man to a woman.
I was honestly shocked when I first saw the commercials and magazine headlines announcing Bruce’s transition. My shock turned into true respect after I watched his interview with Diane Sawyer (I’m still referring to Bruce with male pronouns because that’s what he stated he wanted in the interview). I think it’s a really positive thing to have such a public and renowned figure come out as transgender and document their transition. I also think that our country and culture has come a long way, but there is still a lot of violence, hate, and opposition towards those who are transgender. By having Bruce as an unofficial spokesperson giving out information in a positive light, maybe this community can be more understood and accepted. Regardless of your own opinions about the Kardashians, I think everyone can agree that Bruce is brave and deserves respect during this process.