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Conclusion

Conclusion

A Cinderella Story

Chapter:
(p.153) Conclusion
Source:
Housekeeping By Design
Author(s):
David Brody
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.003.0014

Hollywood’s interest in fairy tales far surpasses its interest in tackling workers’ rights. The film Maid in Manhattan (2002), directed by Wayne Wang, offers the typical Hollywood redux of the Cinderella story through a credulous narrative about a New York City housekeeper. The movie’s premise is predictable: a Latina hotel maid, named Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez), gets mistaken for another hotel guest by a senatorial candidate, named Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), and impassioned hijinks ensue at the fictional Beresford Hotel....

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