Lab report 4
John Tucker Must Die
John Tucker Must Die is a movie about the classic stereotypical male athlete in high school. John Tucker is the star basketball player who is sexy, talented and good with his words. Every girl in high school wants to date John Tucker. With his reputation, John dates 3 girls at once. He dates such stereotypical girls including the cheerleader, the “slut”, and the smarty-pants. Because of his name, he gets away this. But, all of this changes as soon as he lays his eyes on the new girl, Kate. Kate’s mother does not have very good luck with guys so they move quite often. The 3 girls that he is dating decide to use Kate to get revenge on John after he breaks up with them. They create her into the type of girl that John would like and he goes for it. While Kate goes along with this plan and is seeing John Tucker but only so that she can break his heart, she actually starts to fall in love with him. She knows everyone will hate her if she dates John Tucker and she doesn’t know what to do.
This movie really depicts the cultural truth-value of gender roles in the current American society. John Tucker is the typical high school jock that is so handsome, athletic, and gets all the girls. All the girls nowadays have an image that every boy that they date should be like that. Also, it is quite a double standard because if a girl were to date 3 guys at the same time, she would be considered a “slut,” but if a guy wants to do that; his boys will say that he is a “stud.” The girls in this film are also depicted as the stereotypical girls who are either the cheerleader for the football or basketball team who get with all the guys, the smart girl who is a nerd, and the girl who is the class “slut” who hooks up with everyone.
It is also important to point out that this movie shows how it is so stereotypical that the male is always the one to break hearts. Society stereotypes the male gender as being mean...
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