Genders cross when the groom's father's lawyer becomes involved with him and takes part in helping plan the wedding. For her, she believes in marriage and how it should be a special bound between to people and helps plan out based on that, however the groom's fathers disagrees because he has different values than her. Overall, the movie symbolizes marriage as its meaning in two different cultures and how each culture deals with interracial marriages.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Our Family Wedding
Watching Our Family Wedding brought a few interesting points about gender and race intersections. First the obvious difference of race between the bride and groom, but more to that is the reactions of both families when meeting each other. In the trailer it is shown how the grandma is excited to meet her future new grandson and once she sees he is African American she faints. This is a representation of the limited acceptance there is for interracial marriage in these societies. In her family marriage is seen as a very sacred commitment, when in contrast the groom's dad is a "player" and does not believe in marriage. Both families clash due to the difference in culture and values.
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