How does Fatal Attraction reinforce Reaganite politics?
What does Jack Boozer identify as the five key issues reflected onscreen during the late 1980s, the waning of Reagan's presidency? And into which of the five does Fatal Attraction fit? Why?
On pp. 19-20, Bromley and Hewitt describe Alex (Glenn Close). They consider her personality, physical characteristics, costume, name, and residence—each of which identifies her as a "bad woman." Are the authors missing anything here? Is there anything else that "reinforces [this career woman's] dangerous nature"?
What about the authors' analysis of Beth? Can you think of an aspect, action, or piece of dialogue the authors have overlooked that supports her as "the wholesome, perfect wife"?