Some of American subcultures include gays and lesbians, the beats and the teens. Each of these subcultures has its own specific values that enhance their identity. This paper will therefore analyze the Monster concerning its representation of American subcultures.
An ideal society is composed of families that are composed of a father, mother and some children. It is expected that such society leads a happy and satisfying life. Other subcultures are thought to live a life full of misery. It is normal for members of an ideal society to consider the negativity of such subclasses and generalize them according to moral values.
The film’s representation of the gays, lesbians and prostitutes is not accurate. According to the film, Aileen, a prostitute, is a ruthless serial killer who targets her clients. Aileen not only kills her victims but also steals their money, which she spends to maintain her lavish lifestyle with her partner Selby (Katz). According to the film, prostitutes are ruthless people who never desire a settled life. In addition, prostitutes like to spend their earning on lavish lifestyle. This portrayal is true to some extent, but it does not describe the entire population of prostitute. Being a murderer or serial killer results from a person’s choice, not from prostitution. A person does not need to become a prostitute in order to become a serial killer.
The film also depicts gays and lesbians as people who prefer an isolated life style. This is untrue since the gays and lesbians consider themselves as ordinary human beings with extra bodily desires. The existence of a gay bar in Florida portrays the gays as people who like being in isolated places away from other people. This is not the actual picture of the gay people since if given a chance they would also wish to go into usual bars as other people.
According to the movie, gays, lesbians, and prostitutes do not prefer a settled life. The