Scream Queens: Sorority Girl Stereotypes
Are you ready to scream murder?
Help! I’m getting murdered! October is a spooky month because Halloween is now approaching. It is time for the gruesome and deadly mystery shows to air.
One of the shows that is kicking off this time in the year is Scream Queens.
Scream Queens has just premiered and a total of five episodes have aired so far. The show was created by the one and only, Ryan Murphy. Brad Fulchuk and Ian Brennan also helped with the creation of the show. There are many notable actors and actresses in this series that people will love watching. Two of the big stars are Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts.
The show is set on a sorority and the crazy things that have happened in that sorority. The sorority is called Kappa Kappa Tau and it is a very notable sorority at the university. Strange things have happened there and murders are taking place, but who is the murderer? Figuring that out is what everyone is trying to do. A few of the sorority sisters have been murdered already along with some of the girls that were pledging. The murderer is shown in the show, but the murderer is wearing a devil’s costume so no one knows who it is. Stay tuned to get the latest updates so you can solve this murder mystery! The show airs on Fox every Tuesday at 9/8c.
The Ideal Sorority Girls/Homes
One thing that the show depicts very well, is the stereotypes that come with being a sorority girl. Most people think that all girls that are in a sorority must be very beautiful, mean, and party animals. There is also the idea that sorority girls must be very popular and probably rich. Some more stereotypes that come with being a sorority girl include them having nice things. For example: nice cars, expensive purses, extravagant jewelry, name brand clothes, amazing shoes, and honestly the list goes on and on.
Everyone has the idea that sorority girls are sometimes untouchable because they are made out to be like goddesses. Can this really be true? Chanel (Emma Roberts) is all of that in one. She is gorgeous, has nice clothes, great shoes, and is even the leader of the sorority. Sonya (Ariana Grande) is also another stereotypical sorority girl in the show. She is also very beautiful and seems to have it all in life. Sonya is normally referred to as Chanel number two by Chanel. Actually, Chanel calls all her sorority sisters, Chanels’. Chanel is like a goddess to people around her and so she named her sorority sisters after her, but gives them a number and the number is used to distinguish each one of them.
In the show, the girls that are in the Kappa Kappa Tau Sorority are very beautiful and come off as very untouchable. They are popular and have the best outfits on all the time. The girls represent all the stereotypes there are that one can possibly think of that would ideally represent sorority girls. They are mean and only accept girls that are just like them in order to hold up their image. Chanel who is the leader in the sorority even killed the housemaid and instead of going to the police, she had her sorority sisters throw her in a freezer. These girls are off the charts and you do not want to get involved with them at all. Even there sorority house is very extravagant. Most people also have the idea that all sorority homes must be extremely nice. Well, the show depicts that very well because the home is huge and is decorated with very luxurious furniture. One only imagines that that is how every home must look like, but is that really the case?
The show also does a good show at showing the girls interacting with people around them that are not in their sorority. Stereotypically, sorority girls are bratty and not nice to anyone other than their sisters. In the show, you are definitely able to see that trait play out. The girls are mean to people around them and prior to the death of the housemaid, none of them were ever nice to her. They were always rude to her. Chanel has a boyfriend in the show and she doesn’t even treat him in a kind way. She is demanding and very rude as well to her boyfriend, but also to everyone. These girls are even mean to each other so the show actually out does itself and goes beyond the stereotype by making the girls become bratty with one another. These girls never have a kind interaction with anyone and even with each other.
Real Life Sororities
In real life, the ideas or stereotypes that we have about sorority girls, are just that. They are just ideas or stereotypes. The type of sorority girls that Scream Queens depicts do not exist at all. Not all sorority girls are mean or kill people and throw them in freezers. Some of them are actually very nice and not rude at all like the girls in Scream Queens.
Not all of the girls are rich or have amazing outfits on all the time like in the show. You most definitely do not see sorority girls walking around campus in heels as you would see in the show. Along with that, not all of the girls have nice cars or expensive belongings in general. The show does depict that aspect with some of the new girls that are allowed to pledge. In the show, Kappa Kappa Tau is forced to allow everyone to pledge for their sorority because before the sorority had restrictions on who was allowed to pledge. We see normal girls come in that do not have all these glamorous things that the others do. For example: Zayday (Keke Palmer), who is just a very smart girl and doesn’t have the most extravagant things. Then there is, Hester (Lea Michele), a girl with scoliosis that would love to be popular and maybe get a makeover.
As far as the housing goes, that as well is also just an idea or stereotype. The home in the show that the Kappa Kappa Tau girls live in is definitely a home that you do not see at a university. Not all of the sorority homes are extravagant or even nice looking. Some of them need fixtures and are very outdated and not modern like the home shown in the show. In some cases, the girls do not live in their sorority house like they do in the show. That is another idea that people have and it is that all girls live together when they join their sorority, but that is not true. Sometimes the homes are just used for them to hang out or have events and no one lives in them.
Is The Real Thing Too Boring?
Why would the creators of the show stick to portraying the stereotypes of sorority girls? The answer for this question can be very simple. People love stereotypes more because they are much more entertaining than the actual thing. Watching the stereotypical sorority on tv is much better than watching what a real sorority is actually like. A real life sorority can be boring to watch on tv because they do not have the qualities that a fake one on tv would. There is much more entertainment when your ideas of what sorority girls are like are being portrayed on tv. People want to watch something that is not real and that they do not see often in real life because it is a whole new world for them.
Do not believe everything you see on tv because some things are just hyped up more to help entertain you. When watching Scream Queens, you most definitely do not want to believe that sorority girls are just like the ones on the show. The girls on the show are definitely there just to entertain you and nothing more. They want things to get out of hand and to some extent make you wish that you were part of something like that, but then you stop watching the show and you know that you would never join something like that. You definitely do not want any problems with the law because these girls are going to be getting into some serious mess as the season progresses.
Get In On This Series Hit!
So far the show has been amazing and is highly recommended to watch. If you were familiar with Glee, you will see a familiar face around. Lea Michele is on the show as her name has been mentioned already and she was a Glee favorite for many. You can find her at the Kappa Kappa Tau Sorority home to see if she is being a nice girl or causing some of the trouble. Whatever it is, you’ll have to stay tuned to find out. Could Lea Michele be the murderer? She can be, but I guess we’ll all have to find out.
The show is comical so watch Scream Queens and be ready to scream with laughter! You won’t regret it!
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