Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-real life experiences

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is such a great movie and it leaves you feeling good about being a girl. I really like how it portrays girls from different backgrounds, and girls with different interests who all manage to support each other. Bridget is really into sports, Lena enjoys art, Tibby does film projects and Carmen likes theater. Their friendship is also really healthy; I don’t feel like its one of those toxic friendships we discussed in class. The girls all have their own agendas so they represent themselves as individuals, but their individuality is accepted in the group. I think it's a really good message to send out to girls that watch the movie.
My favorite part of the movie is the idea of the traveling pants themselves. It reminds me of the "bathroom stall" where girls can have a world all their own. To me, it also seems like a dairy, but instead of young girls writing to themselves and being silenced to a book they learn to share their trials and tribulations with one another. The fact that they are never allowed to wash the pants sends a message about their actions. Although not all of their experiences may be happy or positive the girls don’t feel the need to erase them, they learn to deal with them. This really relates to girls in real life because they face similar trauma’s that don’t just disappear (like in fairy tales), such as death, boy troubles, and family issues.

1 comment:

Kari said...

I love that my boyfriend cried during this movie....has anyone seen the second?