JUDITH BUTLER Butler is an American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields offeminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics. Judith specifically looks at gender She states that Gender is not simply one aspect of sex, but, more fundamentally, it issomething one does, and does recurrently, in interaction with others . A "stylized repetition ofacts". Butler highlights that ‘we are taught particular roles according to our biological sex and theseroles become our gender’ Media we watch and see influence our perception of gender roles and many forms of mediaportray this social group stereotypically.
GENDER Historically women have been seen to be less able than men. Downtown Abbey is aBritish television period drama. Much of the focus is on the need for a male heir to theCrawley family Grantham estate. Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham having had threedaughters and no son, had arranged for his eldest daughter to marry her cousin. Womenwere once treated like property rather than individuals. But this inequalities of women has changed through time. Women in the modernworld are much independent. But in the media are presented in a masculine way. Forexample ‘Sket’ a predominately female cast. As womens rights and liberties has becomemore open, so does the way they are portrayed in the media.
COURSEWORK Our trailer consists of an all female cast, and present females very similar to the filmSket. In contrast to Downtown there is a sense of freedom amongst the cast and notoverpowered by men. In relation to Butlers Theory our perception of men and womenhas been shaped from history, As presenting a persons gender is not just about physicalbut attitude and acts. Our characters being manly and macho in terms of dress sense andthey way that they act and behave in the trailer will bring across their dominance across tothe audience, as this is a strong link to males. Stereotypically presenting a teenage girl willnot have an impact for our trailer.