By Suzanne Ferriss
From An Affair to recollect to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have lengthy been either championed and vilified via men and women, students and well known audiences. Like other kinds of "chick culture," which the editors outline as a gaggle of regularly American and British pop culture media varieties targeted totally on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and usually college-educated—women, chick flicks were accused of reinscribing conventional attitudes and reactionary roles for ladies. nevertheless, they've been embraced as pleasant and possibly freeing entertainments, aiding ladies in negotiating the demanding situations of latest existence. A significant other to the profitable anthology Chick Lit: the hot Woman’s Fiction, this edited quantity comprises eleven unique essays, prefaced via an advent situating chick flicks in the greater context of chick tradition in addition to women’s cinema. The essays contemplate chick flicks from quite a few angles, bearing on problems with movie historical past, woman sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, woman friendship, age, race, ethnicity, type, consumerism, spectatorship, excitement and gender definition. An afterword through feminist movie theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s movies of the ’40s to the friendship movies of the ’80s and people of the "return to the classics" development of the ’90s, whereas highlighting the worth of the volume’s contributions to modern debates and sketching probabilities for additional research.