Disney has finally caught up! first same-sex kiss and openly gay character

gay charactersDisney have finally aired their first same-sex kiss on one of their main channels. Despite Disney’s constant nods of support toward the LGBTQ community in several of their other media products. they have never openly shown a same -sex kiss. Disney have always shown their support of the LGBTQ community, in movies such as Finding dory and Good luck Charlie, where there are lesbian couples.

Despite Disney’s subtle support of the LGBTQ community they had never shown a same-sex kiss in any of their media products. Their first same-sex kiss was shown on the show ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’. The showing of this kiss on such a public channel means that the younger generation get to see the different types of people in society. As well as gain the confidence they need to be themselves from a young age. It is easier for Disney’s young audience to accept who they are if they are comfortable with same-sex relationships. Continue reading “Disney has finally caught up! first same-sex kiss and openly gay character”

Representation Of Celebrities: Fashion comparison

 

It is not news to us that ‘The Daily Mail’ is a very opinion based media text, they enforce their personal ideologies and make it seem like a ‘fact’ or a true representation of what happened. Like most of the world I was very much addicted to reading ‘The Daily Mail’, they offered several different topics on one page and it was easy for me to read because of the language they use, but I soon started to realise just how corrupt they actually are.

Whilst looking through todays news on ‘The Daily Mail’ I came across this article about Ariel Winter’s bold fashion choice and it immediately reminded me of something Kendall Jenner had worn back in September:

 

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posted on The Daily Mail’s Snapchat account 27/11/16
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Posted on The Daily mail website23/09/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What do we really know about Celebrities?

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As  Fearson has explained , I believe that we all have two identities, one that is personal and therefore created by us and one that is social, which is the way we are given by people in society.

As a part of the young modern generation, we are exposed to the compulsion of the media and some of the biggest opinion leaders, Celebrities. Living in England has caused me to become entranced by celebrities, we adore them and look to them for inspiration in our everyday lives. Like most people I would claim to know everything about celebrities, it has become  custom to youngsters to know everything about their favourite celebrity. In a competitive state you want to be that person that knows  everything about your idol, and for many years I would research and constantly obsess over my idols. Recently I have been thinking about why that is. This started as me thinking about why we are so obsessive over celebrities, specifically in the UK which lead to this: what if we don’t know who celebrities really are? how can we be sure that celebrities are who we think they are?

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Time for a new audience model?

Year 13 this week applied Marxist theory and Hegemony to audiences, allowing us to revisit some audience theories (Both credited to Katz & Lazarsfeld, 1955); namely…

The Hypodermic Syringe model:

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Here audiences are ‘injected’ with representations, values & ideologies directly from institutions – such methods are used in propaganda materials, for example. Continue reading “Time for a new audience model?”

MEST 3 Example questions & Exemplar answers

More media edu goodness:

http://media.edusites.co.uk/article/aqa-a-level-media-studies-overview/

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LOADS AND LOADS of useful stuff here.

Pay particular attention to the A2 Case Studies & Exemplars section which has loads of exam stuff, including example questions and exemplar (love that word) answers.

Please be testing yourself and looking at the way the answers are structured in the exemplars.  PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.