Social Issues in “Soul Food” and “Everything Everywhere…” Movies

Are movies “Soul Food” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directly/indirectly addressing all components: family structure, gender, race/ethnicity, and social class?

Compare and contrast how each movie, “Soul Food” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” represent families. How do they portray families and their structures- the ‘nuclear family’ as ideal? Other family structures presented in positive, negative or neutral ways? Compare and contrast how the movies portray issues of gender. To what extent are these gender roles presented as traditional or egalitarian? In what ways are gender expectations discussed or reinforced? Compare and contrast how each movie portrays issues of race-ethnicity and social class. How diverse, inclusive and realistic are these portrayals?