How are Islam, Muslims, Arabs and Muslim or Arab culture represented in Hollywood movies (vocabulary, imagery used, and ideology constructed)? In your answer, provide specific analyses and examples: ex. Muslim Women; Muslim men; Islamic culture, etc. and their representation.

Muslim and Arab culture and ideology are incredibly problematic topics for Hollywood. Although such characters are found everywhere in films, their presentation is extraordinarily distorted and far from reality. Arabs and Muslims are often portrayed in Hollywood films in two guises: representatives of aggressive groups, bandits and murderers, or representatives of the upper strata of society, rich but foolish people.

Within the first category, Muslims and Arabs often act as antagonists in films with specific characteristics: a tendency to senseless cruelty, barbarism, and terrible incompetence. Thus, they often also take on a comedic role, being the object of ridicule. At the same time, such behavior is demonstrated even in films that are not directly related to Muslims or Arabs since minor characters also demonstrate these traits.

The images that fall into the second category are purely comedic elements that ridicule the stupidity of the rich and their penchant for sensual pleasures: food, drink, and women. Usually, the Arab rich are portrayed as highly narrow-minded individuals who cannot control themselves and use money everywhere. Women, in turn, do not appear so often in Hollywood films, but for the most part, are present in them as an element of the sexualized oriental exoticism.

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