You play the girl: on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages

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"Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, Flashdance to Frozen, the progressive '70s through the backlash '80s, the glib '90s, and the pornified aughts--and at stops in between--she explains how growing up in the shadow of "the girl" taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections. In the tradition of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, and Susan Sontag, Chocano brilliantly shows that our identities are more fluid than we think, and certainly more complex than anything we see on any kind of screen."-- Back cover.
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Women in popular culture
title_displayYou play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages
title_fullYou Play the Girl On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages / Carina Chocano
You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages [electronic resource] / Carina Chocano
title_shortYou play the girl
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Sex role
Sexism
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Women
Women in mass media
Women in popular culture
Women's Studies