Advertising: Headed in Right Direction or Missing the Mark?

Recently, the comedian Melissa McCarthy has found herself in a little bit of controversy. She has made it to the cover of the popular fashion magazine Elle, but with one caveat. The comedian graces the cover with stunning makeup, beautiful hair, and a trench coat that covers up most of her body. The trench coat has…

Who is Elle Woods?

After watching Legally Blonde last week, I saw Elle Woods in a whole new light. In my previous viewings of the movie, Elle was just an entertaining, slightly ditzy,  and lovable character to me. However, after watching the movie more critically, I was struck by Elle’s ambiguity throughout the movie. On one hand, Elle is…

Paranoiac Knowledge in Legally Blonde

An example of Paranoiac Knowledge in Legally Blonde: Elle slaps David, and accuses him of breaking her heart and giving her the greatest pleasure ever known and then taking it away. David changes. He is the same David he was seconds before who was being rejected by a fellow co-ed, but now he is also more, because of the way Elle has interacted with him and labeled him as an object of desire.