Representations of Youth in TV drama

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Representations of Youth in TV drama

  1. 1. How is youth culture represented? Disrespectful Rebellious Menace to society Dangerous Abusive/ Violent Lazy No ambitions/goals in life Failing in school or dropped out
  2. 2. Does the language aid their negative representation? Swearing Slang Argumentative Flirtatious Exaggerated Joking/ Never serious Mocking Blunt/ Straight to the point
  3. 3. Does their appearance mirror real teenagers’?Boys GirlsColourful clothing Colourful clothingFashion conscious Fashion consciousMiddle class-smart uniform, Middle class- smart uniformLower class- scruffy, untidy, top Lower class- short skirtsbuttons undone
  4. 4. Do the story lines accurately represent everyday youth life? Relationships/ Affairs Drugs Conflict/ Breaking Law Depression Suicide Pregnancy Broken Homes
  5. 5. Waterloo RoadBody Language- Hand Sporty- Competitive, ain pocket, casual way of showing theirstance yet intimidating masculinity and appealing to girlsalso Hair- Scruffy and untidy (Right)-don’t care too much about appearance Flat and neat (Left)- careFacial Expression- Costume- Dark, covers aboutMainly serious uniform, strips away equality factor appearance in school as everyone now not dressed the same
  6. 6. Facial Expression-Expressionless,moody, Misfits: Kellyuncooperative Make up- Quite a lot ofHair- make upTightly tied back in a appliedhigh pony tail. reflecting theDoesn’t pay muchattention to making it‘look nice’ Body Language- Folded arms reinforce the Jewellery- closed off and Large looped unwillingness to gold earings mix with other and gold chain individuals. Keeps typically emotions to associated herself. with ‘chavs’
  7. 7. GLEE Facial Expression- Hair- Blonde styled hair Friendly reflecting the importance of looking attractiveMake up- Focuses onappearance and Slim figure-looking nice Influenced by MediaHollywood representationsrepresentation of of ‘Barbie Dollpopular girl who figure’everyone wants to be Costume-Sleeveless low neck topfriends with and every conveying her need to reveal body.guy wants to go out Pink colour, femininewith
  8. 8. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/nov/20/cbbc-postcode-pre-teen-drama

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