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David Brody

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226389097

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226389264.001.0001

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A Cinderella Story

(p.153) Conclusion
Housekeeping By Design

David Brody

University of Chicago Press

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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