How does you're Media product represent particular social groups?

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How does you're Media product represent particular social groups? by Mind Map: How does you're Media product represent particular social groups?

1. Stereotypes

1.1. Gender

1.1.1. The Main protagonist is Zoe who is a stereotype of the typical blonde female who tends to be vulnerable to the antagonist. The strongest example to support this is in the opening to Scream where Drew Barrymore's character Casey is led into a trap with the antagonist on the phone. This technique refers to Laura Mulvey's sociological theory of the Male Gaze and represents women being open to male men who look at attractive women. This is applied in horror as it helps to attract male viewers to the screen.

1.2. Class

1.2.1. Class in horror films is often represented by using props or costume design to insinuate how wealthy a character is by looking at their assets. In our main brief our characters have expensive phones and wear nice clothes that would tell the audience they come from well off backgrounds and this helps to show a contrast between the happy family of the Protagonists and the dark troubled background of the Antagonist.

1.3. Race

1.3.1. In productions race helps to highlight diversity or the setting. For example depending on the country you may have different ethnic minorities. However in our main brief there is little diversity amongst race as both our Protagonists are white girls which would show limitations on our behalf.

1.4. Age

1.4.1. In our main brief we have little range when it comes to the age of our characters, as they are all from the teenage age group therefore they may be viewed as troublesome if linked with the stereotype of young people.

2. Social Group

2.1. Our main brief mainly targets younger aged individuals as it consists of relatable characters and situations like social media, phones and teenagers. Examples include the two teenage girls in the group who are investigating the disappearance which can be seen as both positive and negative; this is because they can be seen as good friends or reckless judging by their actions towards the situation.

2.2. Social groups can also be identified based on the language or dialogue used by our characters. For example it is common of teenagers to use slang terms when talking to each other which is unique to their age or social group as you are far less likely to hear similar dialogue from older ages.

2.3. Last indicator of social groups is reference back to the technology used in this piece. Phones play a big part in our film and refer again to the social standings as well as age bracket of our protagonists as it is common of teenage girls to use thier phones.