Chapter 4: Ancient Archetypes in Modern Media

by Deborah A. Macey

The women of the television shows Golden Girls, Living Single, and Sex and the City reenact the ancient patriarchal archetypes of the iron maiden, sex object, child, and mother.

Golden Girls, Sex and the City, and Living Single
(left to right) Golden Girls (courtesy of Touchstone Television), Sex and the City (courtesy of HBO), and Living Single (courtesy of SisterLee Productions, Warner Bros. Television)


The Golden Girls at IMDB
Sex and the City at IMDB
Living Single at IMDB