As this is a resubmission, all posts dated before October 2010 refer to the original submission. Substantial additional research and re-filming has been done since then.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Evaluation: How does your media product represent particular social groups? [draft]

I have used an all white cast however this was only due to the fact that the people who offered to act in my film were all Caucasian. As this is only the opening there would have been many opportunities to have non-Caucasian actors/actresses later on in the film. 

Laura played a stereotypical scream queen in that she had blonde hair and was portrayed as being promiscuous. A scream queen is generally classed as a 'attractive, young damsel in distress'. 
We played up to this stereotype using simple details such as her wearing and applying red lipstick and as well as her bra being red. The colour red is normally associated with sex and so ideally she would have been wearing a red dress, however this was not possible at the time of filming and so I had to improvise. 

<< Fay Wray is known for being one of the first scream queens.

All my actors and actresses are from West Yorkshire and so all have Yorkshire accents. This would appeal to a Yorkshire audience, however would not be ideal for an audience from London or even overseas, like America. 
I don't feel that they can be connoted as being in a particular class, however i would say that as they don't have a strong, common accent they could be seen as being middle-class. 

All the members of my cast were teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17, as this would appeal more to a teenage social group. 

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