Girl interrupted uses a series of girls to portray different mental illness’s though non of them are contained in a stereotypical box. Much like Silver Linings Playbook which does not highlight the illness but shows the abilities to “break free”. But the other side is following the stereotypes and using what culture has proven like the lengths gone to achieve prima ballerina status to bring entertainment like Black Swan.
You have films like Boyz in the Hood perpetuating the black stereotype of gang violence and aggression but it also emulates a part of society. Rather than a film like Hidden Figures that gives a voice to unknown African American women in a more socially acceptable positive light . But the perspective can be overshadowed with darker topics like slavery in 12 Years a Slave, that bring audiences to look at the history and try to not repeat.