How Is Kinky Boots Essay

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The film, Kinky Boots, is about a young shoe factory owner named Charlie Price, and his partnership with a drag queen named Lola. After his father’s death, Charlie had a choice to either sell the company, or to take on the responsibilities left by his father. Choosing to take on the business, he created a goal to save the factory by making a shoe designed for a niche market, drag queens. Charlie asked for Lola’s help, and they worked together with the other factory members to produce and bring these shoes to Milan. As the film progresses, both Charlie and Lola discover more about themselves and the friendship between them, thus building up the Kinky Boots factory striving against all odds.

Modern man’s interpretation to mythology differs from time to time as society continues to evolve. Kinky Boots give out a message of being open to the evolution of man’s perspective and view. The film employs deep understanding to a conservative society, and the significant existence of drag queens. Charlie signifies as the archetypal hero in which he was born, or expected to take on the responsibilities of his father’s shoe business, and to triumph against the problems the factory and his life would present.
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One, as been told in the film, that “red is the color of sex”, and “The Sex is in the Heel” pertaining to the idea of what message should the production of the boots give out to the niche market. Second, the wig and dresses Lola wears. It shows how she hides herself from the identity of Simon and tries to fit in the world where she believes she belongs. Lastly, the existence of shoes further implies several messages: (1) moving forward with the dreams, goals, and hopes in life, (2) comfortable shoes take you anywhere, (3) “you are a lucky man in a proper place”, quoted from Bunny Slippers, (4) shows sexuality, and (5) symbolizes power and

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