Moments in “Becoming Jane” All Writers Can Understand

Before watching the film Becoming Jane, I didn't know much about Austen's life. Today, I'm still nowhere near an expert on the real author. Nonetheless, the film itself always inspires me to write. While not entirely autobiographical, it is a fan fiction version of her life, as well as the brief romantic relationship she had with the real Tom Lefroy. The film … Continue reading Moments in “Becoming Jane” All Writers Can Understand

The Social Significance of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”

Gender Reveal Poster. Photo by author. Writing "Just A Girl" Lead singer of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani wrote Tragic Kingdom's 1995 single "Just A Girl" to express the self-awareness of her gender's implications in society. She was living at home with her strict parents into her twenties--a situation that many struggling millennials currently understand. One … Continue reading The Social Significance of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”

Gender and Social Class: An Analysis of “Shopgirl”

Released in 2005, the film Shopgirl is written by Steve Martin and based on his novella of the same name. In its simplest analysis it is a Cinderella story, but it doesn't end with a servant woman marrying a prince. This time, Cinderella is looking for a man who can do more than financially provide for her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz4KxyvaaXM Mirabelle … Continue reading Gender and Social Class: An Analysis of “Shopgirl”