Miley The Movement

In class we discussed the self awareness and intentionality of Miley Cyrus’ recent transformation and behavior. Here is the documentary where she talks about why this is her time and what exactly she is doing. The documentary is pretty short so give it a watch. Do you feel the documentary and her explanation brought anymore…

DWTS Champion Breaking the Mold?

I was reading Star Magazine the other day and came across an article about the recent Dancing With the Stars Champion, Amber Riley. The article was titled “DWTS Champ Amber Riley Breaking the Mold: The Glee Star strikes a blow as the hit show’s first full-figured female victor.” I was a bit disheartened by some…

Marriage Proposals and Self-Worth in Legally Blonde

Last class we talked about Lacan’s idea of ratification–or affirmation of your worth and identity from an outside source–and it hit me that although Elle Woods appears to become a powerful, self-confident woman at the end of Legally Blonde, her development begins and ends with how other people respond to her actions, proposing marriage being the only true affirmation of her character. In the beginning of the film, Elle’s only goal in order to become happy/complete is to get the six-carat Harry Winston diamond ring