Young Girl Makes Film About Reversed Gender Stereotypes And It’s Amazing!

Young Girl Makes Film About Reversed Gender Stereotypes And It’s Amazing!

Ella Fields is one extraordinary 14 year old. The talented arts student was asked to make a short film as part of her course at the Cinematic Arts Academy in LA last year about something she was passionate about.

“One of the first things that popped into my head was gender stereotypes, and how I truly believe that anyone can wear whatever they want, and how colors should not have any gender associated with them; they are just colors,” the ninth grader said.
The result is “Stereo” a short film which up till now has been viewed over 2 million times. In the film, Fields addresses how ridiculous gender stereotypes are and how restrictive they make children feel who want to express themselves differently.

The twist in Stereo is that the roles are reversed and it’s the boys who wear dresses and do musical theatre while the girls are groomed to be athletes and stay away from anything pink and frilly.

The protagonist in the film, a girl, yearns to wear dresses and wants to fulfil her dreams of performing on Broadway one day. But how can she? Girls aren’t encouraged to study the arts only to become jocks.

“I mainly just wanted to raise awareness of how stereotypes are meaningless,” Fields says. “Girls can do anything boys can do, and boys can do anything we can, too.”

Stereo shows us how ridiculous gender roles are by reversing them. In only six minutes, the short film sends a very powerful message about how ingrained stereotypes based on gender are in society today.

Check out the video for yourself below. It’s well worth sharing with your family and friends too!

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