Thursday, December 3, 2015
The definition of satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. That's what google says any way. In class the other day we were trying to come up with common forms of satire and Scary Movie came up. I thought of another example that may not be as common. "Not Another Teen Movie" is one of my favorite movies from the early 2000s. This movie makes fun of the typical love story that's portrayed in literally every single teen movie. There is this jock and he tells his friends he will be prom king and his date would be queen, this is already very stereotypical if you can't tell, so his friends make a bet that he has to make any girl they choose the queen and if he can't then they win. So of course, the friends pick the nerdy girl with glasses and a ponytail. She takes her hair out of a ponytail, whips off her glasses, he realizes she's really beautiful and they fall in love. They take parts of every famous teen movie and makes fun of it, its a great movie but it is R soooo viewer discretion is advised. feel free to go watch the movie, or even the trailer is really funny and gives you an idea.