The Birdcage

787 WordsJan 25, 20114 Pages
The Birdcage is how human social life, groups, and societies emphasize on modern, industrialized systems. Val Goldman and Barbara Keeley are engaged to be married, and have decided to have their families meet. Val's father, Armand Goldman , owns The Birdcage, a South Beach drag club. His domestic partner is Albert , who appears regularly as Starina, the show's star drag queen. They are a nuclear family. A nuclear family is a household in which a married couple or single parent live with their own or adopted children. Barbara's father, however, is ultraconservative Republican Ohio Senator Kevin Keeley. According to the concept of states, this is power. They are an extended family. An extended family is where kin in addition to parents…show more content…
The plan works perfectly and none of the media crews recognize Kevin, Louise or Barbara. Kevin, a supposed homophobe, isn't distressed to be wearing a dress. The group leaves South Beach with Katherine, passing Kevin's driver on the way out, who does not recognize him, even when they speak. This movie is a great example of social groups, leadership, culture, norms, society, nature and nurture, and social lives. This movie represents how the American culture chooses our social class in society. Some sociologists believed that lifestyle choices are an important influence on our social class position (Giddens, 209). Our class position is the way we dress, where we eat, where we sleep, and how we relax (Giddens,
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