STEREOTYPES OF GENDER
Its common in TV dramas that the males go out and
work and are more intelligent, whilst the females
stay at home and cook, clean and not like football.
These stereotypes are common in TV drama and in
the media but not (most the time) true.
CAMERA SHOTS AND MOVEMENT
Gender is presented through camera shots, angles, movement
and composition because when you are watching a TV drama
you also get close ups on their faces, which allows you to see
their face in detail and to know that they are a female/male.
Movements of women in TV dramas is a fast, standing tall walk,
mostly in heels and they flow as they walk to show of
themselves. This allows us to know she is a female. The
movements of males is slow, relaxed and very casual. The TV
drama Keeping up with Kardashians shows the way they think
women should walk very tall. Also Rob Kardashians is a good
example of how males are seen in TV dramas because he walks
very slow. This links to the male gaze as because the
Kardashians are on the TV a lot they want to look as girly as
Sounds shows how gender is represented because
everything thinks that when they hear a high pitch
voice its obvious a women and when they here a low
one it’s a males voice. This is just a common thought
everyone has because they were brought up in a
society where they were given gender roles. This
links to the male and female gaze as both want them
to be as feminine and masculine as possible.
Women tend to wear heals and revelling clothes which
allows the males to see there figure and allows them to
be show offs in most TV dramas. Teenage boys tend to
wear jogging bottoms and trainers. This links to gender
because each male/woman shows their selves through
their clothes, and males and women both show off to the
other sex, clothes helps them. Basically all TV dramas
use clothing to attract the opposite sex and to also allow
people to know what gender they are.
AGE AND CLASS AND STATUS
Age shows gender in three different ways, as infants, teens
and elderly. As children they are commonly dressed in pink or
blue depending on their gender. For teens they have crop tops
and shorts for girls and long shorts and t-shirts for boys. For
elderly you mainly see them in dresses for women and nice
formal clothes for men. All these shows how age shows how
gender works within each gender type. Eastenders shows this
because some characters are young and others are older
For class and status most women/men are very formal or very
casual. They can be shown at nice angles and seen as “royal”
when they have a higher status or seen as “tramps” if they
have a low one. They tend to where posh, formal and
expensive clothes when they have a higher status. They can
wear cheap clothes from Primark if they have a lower status.
This also links to Eastenders because some people are quite
wealthy and others are the complete opposite.