What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a classic musical comedy full of dated stereotypes. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" is a popular song from the movie but also the main theme, with the importance of finding a rich husband strongly emphasized. Women are mostly portrayed as dumb vixens, men are taken in by a pretty face, and everyone smokes and drinks. But, although sexual innuendo is thrown around a lot, no more than a few sensual kisses are shown. Most tweens and teens won't have much interest unless they're die-hard musical fans.
- Families can talk about how the characters change in the film. Do you think Lorelei becomes a better person by the end? Or does she still think money is more important than love?
- Do you think women are portrayed negatively in the film? Why, or why not?
- What stereotypes do you see in the film?