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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A Study About Teen Stereotypes in John Hughes's Movies Sixteen Candles (1984)Director-Writer: John Hughes The Breakfast Club (1985)Director-Writer: John Hughes Weird Science (1985)Director-Writer: John Hughes Pretty in Pink (1986)Director: Howard DeutchWriter: John Hughes Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)Director-Writer: John Hughes With these reasons, the usage of teenstereotypes in these movies are investigated since it plays an important role even in today's teen movies' representation of teens.Several types of stereotypes are used frequently in these movies such as nerds, jocks, popular rich guys and girls and intelligent, innocent girls. 'Good Girl' She is intelligent, from working middle class, sarcastic about her surrounding, wants andaims for more than she has.She is in love with a boy from a better economic status. 'Rich Guy' He is friends with other rich kids who are comparably rude, conceited, selfish whilehe is kind, good hearted, sincere. He does not care about social differences unlike his friends. 'Nerd' He is socially inadequate, obsessed over girls, not exactly good looking, from middle working class. His only social environment is other geeks. 'Princess' She is rich, popular and considered very beautiful by most of the school. She is also selfish, conceited, senseless. She treats 'good girl' badly and is obsessed by 'geeks'. 'Jock' He is aggressive and not very bright. He bullies others ,especially geeks, and he is shown to enjoy this. [*]Pennington, Jody W. The History Of Sex In American Film. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2007. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 14 Nov. 2014. page 80. The Breakfast Club Weird Science Pretty in Pink Sixteen Candles John Hughes's movies in 1980s played a major part in reviving the teen movie genre which was in a decline in the 1970s. Not only leading the genre in 1980s but also these movies are still being used as a blueprint for creating teen movies[*]. The stereotypes used in John Hughes's movies are challenged by building relationships between characters. Characters realizes their own stereotypical actions and break social structure through each other. WHICH TEEN ARE YOU? WHICH TEEN ARE YOU? Conclusion
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