How Does Your Media ProductRepresent Particular SocialGroups?Will Ellis
Age Both of the characters cast in my film are teenagers.In Films: Jake (The character played by Jack,) is a typical teenager, dressed inblack. Compared to other horror films, Jack is a typical main, teenageprotagonist, as his nervousness and uneasiness creates that samefeeling in a viewer. On the other hand, Jack is not represented as a hero, only a victim.Which countertypes how main teenage protagonists are represented inhorror films.In Real Life: In real life teenagers are presumed to be dangerous/unpredictable, andI think the character of Jake doesn’t fit these stereotypes. Also, the lazy and rebellious stereotypes are not shown in the openingtwo minutes of Delirium. Instead, the character of Jake is active. However, teenagers are also thought to be naive and vulnerable, andthe character of Jake fits that stereotype. The stereotype of a teenager caring about fashion is also challenged inmy representation, as Jake is dressed in all black.
Shia LaBeouf -DisturbiaJack Dunkley -DeliriumUneasiness.Samecolouredclothing.Represented as hero. Represented asvictim.Key:Difference/Countertype.Similarity/Stereotype
Lizzie (the character played by Sarah) is acountertype of the representation of teenagers.In Films: For example, she is represented in a similar way tothe “creepy girl” in horrors, who are normally younger.Her bland speech and innocent clothing show this. An example of this is the twin girls in The Shining, orthe s.In Real Life: In real life she is also a countertype. As you wouldn’texpect a normal teenager to act the way that shedoes. For example, the common stereotypes of a teenageris that they are egocentric, lazy, rebellious and so on.The character of Lizzie doesn’t replicate any of thesestereotypes.
The Twins - TheShiningSarah Jane Eyre -DeliriumInnocent clothingBland facial expressionTeenagerChildren
Gender My media product countertypes the usualrepresentation of gender. Normally, males are portrayed as dominant andfemales are portrayed as vulnerable. In my film,it’s the exact opposite; Lizzie is dominant andJake is vulnerable.