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Gender and racial stereotypes in the media

  1. From the film The Sandlot From the film Mean Girls
  2. In films like Zombieland and games like Red Neck Rampage the typical Hilly/Redneck character is shown to be violent, drunk, overly patriotic and not very smart . From Zombieland From Zombieland
  3. The character Long Duck Dong in Sixteen Candles was shown to not able to speak full sentences of English, he is always quite rude and This is a GIF from Family Guy
  4. In films like Scarface, The Godfather and Gangster Squad and games like LA Noir there are a lot of mobsters who show extreme violence, bent cops and can be extremely territorial especially between the Italians and the Russians in New York. They are often in the bootlegging or drug dealing business because it was against the law to sell drugs and alcohol. From Scarface From L.A. Noir From the Godfather Advertising poster for Gangster Squad This Meme is from the Godfather
  5. This shows the point in Gotham where Bruce Wayne chose to learn to fight. Oliver Queen and Barry Allen help save their city, their parent/s are dead with Oliver Queen both are dead. Bruce Wayne is there when his parents get murdered, he learns to fight to protect his city and then turns into the male superhero Batman. This picture is a promotional; advert from Gotham
  6. Agent Carter and Jessica Jones both has a secret identity either with abilities or with connections. Peggy has to prove herself constantly to all of the men at her work. Agent Carter and Supergirl are seen as lower in their working hierarchy and belong to well-known male superheroes, Supergirl with Superman and Agent carter and Captain America.These are clips form Agent Carter A clip from the up and coming Jessica Jones This is a picture from Catwoman in a Batman comic.
  7. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the traditional action packed English rich girl who will do anything for a bit of action and some booby traps to come across. Tina was the daughter of a major world-wrestler, her mother died when she was younger. Tina is a world- wrestler and is pictured throughout the gamer Dead or Alive and the live-action film often sporting a bikini of some kind . From Resident Evil: Retribution Resident Evil: Retribution shows the main character Alice to be a gun slinging female action hero and this film franchise originally sprouted from a video game series that has over 20 games. It also has a comic book series published by Wildstorm comics. TV shows like Buffy the vampire Slayer is based around a female action hero who falls in love with the enemy, permanently fighting and has true super strength and knows martial arts.
  8. In the typical racing crew film there is : • Humour throughout • Built around a family unit mainly Latina or Japanese in origin • Built around money and honour • Jaw dropping stunts • Started out as a game then developed into a film like with Need for Speed. Films like the Fast and Furious franchise, Need for Speed and Talladega Nights have small parts of humour, the car chases always seem to have major stunts. Money or family seems to be the reason for their plotlines. Need for speed started out as This is a race scene from Need for Speed A jesting scene from Fast and Furious 6 From Talladega Nights The Nissan Skyline in the Fast and Furious franchise
  9. In games like Batman Arkham Knight you have Oracle, in Cell Damage you have Flemming and in films like Napoleon Dynamite you have the traditional Geek or Nerd who is around high school age, is often bullied by the popular people and is obsessed with books and computers and highly gifted in coding and hacking. A GIF from Napoleon Dynamite The character Flemming from Cell Damage This is Oracle from Arkham Knight
  10. In the great Gatsby Daisy is shown to endure her relationship with her husband and suffer his notorious affairs. Compared to Lynx adverts where women are objectified and over sexualised to sell object to men or for men to buy a product not just for themselves. Also in Music videos women are shown wearing little and good for anything in many rap videos. From The Great Gatsby This is a freeze frame from Country Grammar - Nelly Zooey Deschanel’s The Banana splitsville video
  11. In adverts now and in the past men are shown sexualised and very masculine and in TV shows they are shown not to be good at relationships and not good at sharing feelings. In Old Spice adverts men are always sexualised because it make women want to buy it for their man as well as men may want to look like that as well so their first step is buying that cologne or health product. From Mad Men
  12. The film ‘Dude, where's my car?’ it shows the very definition of the Dude character, they drink a lot, have many girlfriends. Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Logan Echolls from Veronica Mars and the Dude from The Big Lebowski all show to be the dudes of the film. Womaniser, stupid and heavy drinkers. The Dude from The Big Lebowski Logan Ecchols from Veronica Mars From Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters unleashed
  13. From Iron Man From Dead or Alive From Kim Possible