If you like Cameron Diaz or like to read about depictions of teachers in the movies, check out my essay that has just been published (open access) in the Journal of Popular Film and Television.
Here’s the abstract in case you want a little more information before following the link:
This article establishes a context for evaluating bad teacher characters and provides a close reading of the 2011 film Bad Teacher by focusing on the plot, the depiction of major characters, and aesthetic elements followed by an assessment of the implications of this film for audiences.
This special issues of the academic journal is called “Teaching Popular Film and Television: Critical Media Literacy and Narratives in (Teacher) Education.”
Take a peek!