Why are historic and famous friendships so alluring?
For the same reason that it can be difficult to look at a textbook and see historical figures as regular people, celebrities are the same way. Hearing about historic and famous friendships helps humanize people in the public eye. Plus, it’s just super interesting!
How the media shapes friendships
We may never know whether or not Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens are actually best friends, but until then we can only speculate. For example, a friendship portrayed in a movie might seem ideal and the chemistry between actors can be very believable, however it’s important to remember that these people are performing. Magazines and websites are the main culprit when it comes to forcing people into these ‘fake’ relationships, so at the end of the day it’s important to take it all with a grain of salt.
Friends of the opposite sex
In Hollywood, representation of male and female friendships is pretty slim, however there are plenty of films depicting “girl groups” and “bros”. Mary and Sienna discuss films that portray male and female friendships and discuss some of the reasons why it’s important to show friendships between people of the opposite sex.
Historic and famous friendships you should know about!
There are plenty of friendships worth talking about! From Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, to Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, all the way to George Clooney and Brad Pitt, to Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim. The list of celebrity best friends is a long one, however Mary and Sienna have chosen a few of their favorites to discuss in greater detail.
Tune in next week for Episode 16: Friends vs. Acquaintances – How to tell the difference
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Hosted by Mary Akemon and Sienna Mooney
Produced by Alex Papworth
Music by Max Wallace
Episode illustration by Maddy Vian
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