The Devil Wears Prada (2006): Andy’s Worldview Transformation

The_Devil_Wears_Prada_PosterThe Devil Wears Prada (2006) provides a marvelous example of the distransformation journey of a steadfast main character, Andy (played by Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway). Andy’s (Act I) ambition to become a great journalist is thrown a curve when she lands a prestigious job as the #2 personal assistant to New York’s most powerful fashion magazine editor, Amanda Priestly (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep). Priestly, her right hand man (Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci), and her #1 personal assistant (Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt) create a work place culture whose rule of life challenges and demeans Andy’s anti-fashion value and belief system.

It isn’t long before Andy begins to follow their scripts.  The fashion industry’s story opens up new plausibility structures for Andy’s decision-making. Her drive to succeed subtly shifts her ambition from her original goal of hard journalism to those of Amanda Priestly and her journey toward the dark side begins. Will it forever dominate her destiny?

Note (1/20/2015): Sadly, the embed codes are no longer but here are the links to the clips on Hulu )

1) Andy Encounters her new fashion magazine boss ( or

2) Andy has no problem not fitting in with fashion industry  ( )

3) Andy worn down by Amanda and Runway Culture (

4) Andy discovers that her value and belief system isn’t as independent at she thinks  ( )

5) Andy takes the first step on her distransformation journey   (

6) Fitting in (

7) Proving Helpful (

8) After the Fall (









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