Are click flicks only for the fairer sex
Are click flicks only for the fairer sexAug 23
Our movie industry is based on the idea of genre which it seems to target specific kind of audiences or age groups. And any kind of genre will see contradictory, terrible and excellent movies too. One such category is termed as chick flicks.
Why term chick flicks as only for women?
Frankly, many consider that nomenclature to be offensive and to a certain extent it might be too. It goes with the general idea that a female protagonist can be interesting to only a female audience and films that have men as the main character are a universal genre. But is that really so?
One of the best chick flicks – Breakfast at Tiffanys is called a classic and quite rightly so. Surely, it hasn’t only reached out to purely a female audience?
If you study the audiences; we would say both the sexes actually do enjoy chick flick movies. But then why does the industry cage these kinds of movies into a particular genre? Why should it only be seen by a certain audience? Don’t men and women both get married? Then why movies with a wedding scene should only interest women.
A distorted logic
That hazy logic that boys should play with cars and girls only with dolls is a little too old. So why shouldn’t men watch chick films and women see science fiction or action movies too.
It is after all a highly profitable side of the industry. If such a genre has such an enormous reach; should it be seen as a genre any longer. Women cannot be seen as a niche anymore.
The anxieties, interests, dilemmas and journeys of a woman can no longer be seen as just a chick flick. If they are only a genre, then they are one with a clear speech.
All said and done, we should forget this classification and just smile and probably learn from happy endings.