The type of film genre which deals mostly with love, romance and is mainly for a female audience is termed as chick flicks. Most often the protagonist is a woman and these movies generally revolve around emotions and relationship based themes. Valentine’s Day is a favorite time for releasing chick flicks.
Why are Chick Flicks so likable?
The entire concept of Chick flicks is so tempting and dreamy. Almost ninety percent of these movies are based on a stunning beauty; she has to be young and pretty and probably a size zero. But this pretty lady is sure to have a flaw which makes her human and thus the audience is able to relate to her. One of the best chick flicks Miss Congeniality exploits this theme. The beauty pattern is kept alive with such movies.
And why do you think women want to see such movies? It is because they like to see on the screen what they want to be and not what they are. Well, more accurately, what the movie industry wants them to believe in.
Chick flicks might be a derogatory term; but they can be so good too. It’s not always just beauty but sometimes brains too. Women’s empowerment is also shown. Strong female characters are also showcased. When you go and see a movie in which women free themselves from an oppression of some kind, it lets you leave the theatre with a smile. Thelma and Louise and Erin Brokovich are some strong examples.
The growth of chick flicks
A new trend is set every single day. Where chick flicks were almost always about drama and romance have now started taking in science fiction and adventure twists too. Women are no longer just a homemaker and that has been imbibed by the industry too. Somehow, we are of the belief that these movies are not only for the woman but also for the man who can maybe have a woman’s touch and cares for his woman.Read More