While reading Sturken and Cartwright's discussion of parodies in chapter 8, I immediately thought of Not Another Teen Movie, a 2001 parody on the Teen/High school movie phenomenon that was very popular in the early 90s. The film is a perfect example of postmodernism, as Sturken and Cartwright point out that "postmodernism has been characterized by a kind of fatigue with the new and the sense that everything has been done before." (p. 328) This pastiche, or the artistic work that imitates, remakes, and parodies films such as Bring It On, American Beauty, She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and countless others.
The particular scene that I have chosen is a parody of the film 10 Things I Hate About You, starring Heath Ledger and Julia Styles. Heath Leadger's character, Patrick, is trying to win the heart of tough-girl, Kim, by publicly serenading her in the middle of her soccer practice. In this film it comes across as cute because the song is "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." In Not Another Teen Movie, the scene is remade and the context is somewhat similar, Jake is trying to woo Janey. However, to add a comical element to Jake's act, he sings, "Janie's Got a Gun" which is not so cute because it causes everyone around her to freak out in fear that she has a gun. Unfortunately, she gets tackled by security and tazered. Not so much of a cute serenade after all.