women, color, and masculine men

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Women and people of color are seen in this film indiscreetly, scarcely, and in an informal matter. The women do not enter the film until a significant amount of time has passed. The first woman you see is doing domestic chores such as; preparing dinner, entertaining guests, and taking care of the animals. You do hear a women talking about such chores however, while the conversation is taking place, the view the audience has is on "Captian America" panning the house. This shows an almost opposite view on life. On one hand, the women are not seen nor important. Then, on the other hand, Billy and Wyatt are the topic of the small town. Their presence brings about excitement and curiosity. This film also shows the social comparisons to colored people. White women did have speaking roles within the movie. Colored people had no lines at all throughout the movie. This can only help to show a hierarchy of social status. It is understood people of colored are less than women. This helps compare to Billy and Wyatt's masculinity because though the colored men are men, they are not white. Therefore, the are not masculine nor even recognized. Without having people of color and women placed intently throughout the movie, the audience would not see the social standings of Wyatt and Billy. It is through the eyes of the women and colored men you see the so called "masculinity" of Billy and Wyatt. All three social statues were influential in understanding the concepts of the movie, and it would not have been the same without them.

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