Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Yuppie

Yuppies were 'young urban professionals' many of which seemed self- absorbed and only interested in moving up in the world, having the latest gadgets, meeting the most important people and most importantly earning the most money - even if that meant participating in illegal or the most illicit activity to do so.

The video I chose seems to perfectly sum up the stereotypes surrounding the yuppie culture in the 1980's, commenting on the 'champagne lifestyle, flash cars and beautiful women' that men in the eighties aspired to attain. However this particular video, unlike many popular films such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street' or 'American Psycho' which  further popular and glamorise the yuppie, this video slates them. Possibly due to the fact that this video was set after the eighties in the period where yuppie culture was in demise so being classed as a 'yuppie' was seen as a derogatory term and the blame of the stock market crash had fallen upon them also.

Image: American Psycho - 

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