Essay about Stereotyping of Bend It Like Beckham and Billy Elliot
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Stereotyping of Bend It Like Beckham and Billy Elliot
In this essay I will discuss about the stereotyping of Bend it like Beckham and Billy Elliot and the different cultures. In Bend it like Beckham the mum of the main character doesn't want her to play football because she is a girl and it isn't honourable for the family. She won't let her play football because of this but Jess plays football behind her back. In Billy Elliot, the boy starts to dance and the dad is against boys dancing and says they should be out boxing or playing football. This film was set during the miner strike.
In Billy Elliot, there was a lot of stereotyping, mainly towards Billy being a dancer. Billy has an…show more content… The director uses happy music when Billy dances in front of his dad to make it look like he is fighting against the stereotyping. When Billy's brother has a go at the teacher when she says that Billy missed a dance audition, this is stereotyping because the brother has a go at the teacher and says that he would be embarrassed to have a brother that dances and that he doesn't want a gay for a brother. This is stereotyping against dancers and gays, because not all dancers are gay, just because they like dancing and there isn't anything wrong with being gay just as long as u don't try and get other people to join you. During this part of the film, the director uses sad rock type music to show anger from his brother. After this part, Billy starts dancing to release his anger, this type of music is also rock too show that Billy is unhappy. You can also see he is unhappy buy him Trying to climb the wall, which looks like he is trapped in something and trying to get out of it. Billy seems to express himself in dancing during the film and release his feeling about things. Dancing seems to be the only thing Billy has. We also see the stereotyping towards Gays when Billy hits a boy and told him to p*ss off u queer B*stard. This shows that Billy has a violent side to him and is upset here. We also know that Billy isn't somebody who stereotypes