LA LA LAND and WHIPLASH's Insecurity

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016) feature protagonists whose character arcs are influenced by insecurity and the external pressures of masculine conformity on which they base their standards. Examining each of the characters’ insecurities and the pressures that catapult them to change, Weight of Cinema charts each character’s respective journey.


Character Studies


Gender, Sexuality & Identity


Damien Chazelle


Whiplash