Film Analysis

In-Depth Film Analysis: Choose a feature-length fictional movie (no documentaries or
short films) that you have already seen that is available to watch again in order to conduct an in
-depth film analysis of the overt and covert messages the movie sends about gender. You will analyze the movie using a sociological perspective on gender, i.e., you will look at how the text constructs what it means to be a man, woman, or trans person.
The movie does NOT have to be about gender or gendered themes.

Questions to Consider:
-What is the basis for the movie’s claims about men and/or women, e.g., biology, psychology, religion)?
-Does the movie support traditional ideas of what it means to be a man and/or woman or does it support alternative ideas?
-What role does race/class/sexuality, etc. play in how gender is presented in the movie

Sample Solution