TFM 470 Short Paper 1

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TFM 470 Short Paper 1

So I just wrote my first paper for my gender/sexuality in media class “TFM 470.” In our first class we got to watch the first episode of 30 Rock (Which was awesome). Since I have written about 30 rock before on this site I figured I might as well share with you what I wrote. Also, on a side note while doing some research on 30 Rock, I found out that when first coming up with the show they planned on actually airing episodes of the “Girlie show” online.  Kind of cool, huh.

You can watch some 30 Rock one Hulu if you want, or you can just watch this clip that I found on YouTube.

So, here goes…

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And heres the paper (not that I expect anyone to read it).

Short Paper One
30 Rock has this very interesting dynamic when it comes to its construction of masculinity and femininity. I believe, that 30 Rock both challenges and upholds traditional gender roles. For example, in the beginning of 30 Rock episode one, we see Liz Lemon asserting herself as a dominant role when she buys all the hot dogs at the Hot Dog Stand. This definitely challenges traditional gender roles wherein female characters are usually seen as docile and non-confrontational. We also see that Liz wears clothes that are seen as more masculine, which could be seen as her way of fitting into a male dominated career. Not only do we see Liz challenging stereotypes, but we also see characters like Kenneth the page and Jack’s assistant, who have a very ambiguous sexuality, affecting the way we look at gender in this show.
30 Rock upholds traditional gender values with several characters, but most notably with Cerie and Jenna. First off, Cerie is a secretary, a traditional female career who seems to be on the show partially just to attract what Mulvey calls “the male gaze.” I don’t remember what I thought the first time I watched the show, but after watching it for several seasons, I definitely get the feeling that Cerie’s character is a satire of the traditional female character. Jenna’s character also somewhat upholds the traditional female character, with her constant strive for beauty and overall craving for attention. “Miss Maroni I got the hemorrhoid cream you wanted,” “It’s for my face,” “Well wherever you’re putting it, I think it’s working.”
I find Tracy Jordan’s character to be quite interesting as well. Not only does he challenge gender roles by being somewhat de-masculinized by his mental problems, but he also challenges traditional racial stereotypes. By acting un-educated and crazy, metimes he adheres to a negative stereotype of African Americans, yet he is also shown to be extremely intelligent and coherent. I think that overall 30 Rock is set up to challenge traditional gender roles and stereotypes. Even though some of the characters play what we might call traditional gender roles, I think they are used as a control group for the other characters to play off of. I will also mention that I believe Tina Fey’s star-text also affects my judgment of the show. 30 Rock was created by Fey so it is coming from a female perspective, albeit somewhat changed by the network. This makes me believe that all the negative stereotypes associated with women we see in the show are used as a way to comment on society’s view of women in general.

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