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Would movies like Bring It On, Stomp The Yard, Drumline, Pitch Perfect, She's the Man, etc, be considered Rites of Passage?

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I think that some of these actually fit in to the Golden Fleece genre. For example, in several of them, the goal is to win a competition of sorts... this is mainly a Sports Fleece story. There is a road, which is the path to the championship, the team (literally in these cases), and a prize: usually it's the championship, trophy, etc., but it often goes deeper, as the characters realize that there is something more important they are learning and achieving.

I think She's the Man is a Fool Triumphant, as the "fool" is the main character, a girl who pretends to be a boy to play soccer, a "transmutation" as she takes on a new identity, and a "society" that she is able to affect by playing on a boys' team.

Check out Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies for a great way to look at 50 different films in the 10 genres, each with five subgenres. Or, if you love independent films, check out Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies for a similar experience!


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