Community Scholar Program (CSP)
The “Jewish American Princess” on Screen: From Stereotype to Role-Model, Part 2 "Julia Wagner
UNLIKELY HEROINES – We focus on the development of the Jewish American Princess in post-1980s movies, exploring the ways in which female filmmakers and screenwriters have embraced the character with nuance, affection and respect. Key films include Private Benjamin (dir. Howard Zieff, 1980) starring Goldie Hawn; Dirty Dancing (dir. Emile Ardolino, 1987) with Jennifer Grey as Frances Houseman; and Clueless (dir. Amy Heckerling, 1995), in which Alicia Silverstone plays Cher Horowitz."
Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)