In contrast, 10TIH, a modern film appropriation of TTS, largely challenges the values of Shakespeare’s play.It presents to Kat is influenced by external factors that also contextualise the film’s setting; she mentions feminists Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Bronte, and is featured reading the former’s novel, Bell Jar, and the film applies ‘riot grrrl’ music ‘of the angry girl variety’, with lyrics such as ‘I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation’ to Kat in order to define her from the opening scene of the movie.
Most notably, it put its two leads on the map as dramatic actors to watch in the future.
Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger had their break-out roles here.
That the film includes these elements of feminist material reflects its modern context of a society that is not unfamiliar with feminism.
In this area it challenges the original text, where within the context of the Elizabethan era, Katherina’s rejection of her inferiority as a woman is unaccepted and repressed. …No mates for you/Unless you were of gentler, milder mould’ (1.1.59-60), he manipulates Katherina’s reference to him as a ‘mate’- a crude man- to mean ‘husband’ in an attempt to silence her.
However, Bianca has a flirtatious crush on the most popular senior at school named, Joey (Keegan). Totally opposite of Bianca, she is anti-social and is the most feminist high school senior you could ever meet.
Against boys, dances, and anything having to do with prepiness and silly fun, she swears off dating and finds herself being accepted to Sarah Lawrence a college across the country in hopes to get away from her father and the city she lives in.Bianca desperately wanting to date, is told by her father (Miller) that she will be allowed to date when her sister Kat does.Desperate and not knowing how to get her sister to 'date for her', ends up asking Cameron, her new French tutor, to help her with her predicament. An outcast and rumored to have sold his kidneys on the black market for a new set of speakers, also attends Padgua high, and is unsuspecting of what will happen soon in his future.I hate the way you're always right, I hate it when you lie, I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry.I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call, But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.".As I said before I think that Stiles' portration of Kat Stradford was right on, and no one could have done it better. Her best role, more than certainly, and I love this movie so much! Bianca, the bubbly, popular younger sister, got a ride home from a boy today.There's much anger and words are exchanged that cannot be taken back, and from all of this a new rule sprouts forth: Bianca can date when Kat does. He's mean, he's tough, and he scares off Cameron when he's approached with the idea.I can't say enough good things about this movie.I do remember the first time I saw it, coming away thinking that I wanted to be just like Julia Stiles' character in it, though.