Thursday, April 2, 2009

Archetypes of Teen Soap Operas: Part 2

The Brunette with a Beauty Mark

Is it a law of teen soap operas that the brunette vixen must come with a beauty mark on her cheek?

These characters share some other traits as well- they are often times cast as the antagonist of pretty blondes (except Summer, who is friends with the resident blonde on her show), they all have issues with their mothers, and they are bitchy in a very loveable way.

Did Valerie Malone set the standard for brunette beauty on teen soap operas?
Following in her footsteps are Gina Kincaid (BH 90210), Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill) and Summer Roberts (The OC)

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