How does your media product represent particular social groups?The target audience for my magazine is teenagers and young adults around the age range of 15-23 who enjoy rock music. I decided this because my questionnaire results show that most people who are in the age range I specified prefer rock music, and it is something I enjoy too which makes it more pleasurable to create.
• More males said they read music magazines, and the gender split was in the favour of males preferring rock music, as well as most of the girls.
• Therefore I decided to create my magazine so it would appeal to both genders.
• This is done by the female image on the cover. Her pose expresses the feelings related to the headline, but the red lipstick and the red writing suggests passion, therefore influencing the male gender.
• Whereas females may feel they relate to her a lot more because she too is a woman so this may sway them into buying it also.
• My magazine can attract anyone; it does not specify which sexuality this is aimed at because anyone can buy it, and it is not specifically gay people who enjoy this sort of music
• Lesbians may find themselves attracted to the woman on the cover, or they may feel they can relate to her is someway. The stereotypical lesbian is that they are butch, have hairstyles which are similar to boys, do not dress like a girl, like ‘manly’, dark colours such as black. Going on this view which has been created by society, I have used a dark background and colours which compliment all sexualities such as red to sustain this view.
• For girls who are not lesbians and are quite girly and like bright colours but do also like this type of music I have included colours such as pink and purple to reach to them. This works well against the dark colours of black and grey, which can reach men who want to see this sort of thing on magazines.
• My magazine is aimed at working class people because people from upper classes are not likely to be interested in this sort of thing as they are seen to be ‘posh’.
• The language and the informality of it all would relate more to the working class rather than middle/upper classes
• There may be the exception however that some people from these classes may want to buy this magazine, and there is nothing which stops them from doing this