ree films was developed in different historical moments, all the films present the same social biases, whether it is the biases related to the relationship between the rich and the poor or the biases related to the intimate relationship between individuals of two different races. However, in all the films, the female gender seems to suffer the most social prejudices, since their choice of happiness is rarely appreciated by the people in their lives, whether their families or their friends.
The Far from Heaven (2002) is a film that was developed in the 21st century, telling of the story of a love relationship that eventually becomes disapproved by the society. Cathy Whitaker is a rich woman who happens to be living in a marriage that has no happiness and no sexual fulfillment, until she comes to learn very late that her husband, Frank, was also a gay (Haynes, n.p.). In the course of her stressed life, Cathy Whitaker happens to come across Raymond Deagan, who is the son of her former gardener who is already dead (Haynes, n.p.). Due to the unfulfilling marriage that Cathy Whitaker lives in, she develops passionate feelings towards Raymond, which eventually turns into love feelings that see both establish an intimate relationship. However, considering that Cathy Whitaker is a rich woman who is courting Raymond; a black and poor man, the society applies its social biases and prejudices against the black race and against the relationship between the rich and the poor, to eventually separate the two. Three white boys abuses Raymond’s daughter, causing Raymond to decide never to engage with a white woman again (Haynes, n.p.). The whole neighborhood is also spreading word about the unethical relationship between Cathy Whitaker, a married woman, and a black poor man, causing Cathy Whitaker to be the laughing stock of the whole neighborhood.
The same script is repeated in the film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), where Emmi, a German widow in her 60s gets engaged with a