Even though it's got a modern soundtrack, the cars (and everything else) in Luhrmann's latest film are otherwise largely period correct—that is to say, old and correct enough. In the 1920s novel, Fitzgerald didn't actually dwell much on cars, leaving a lot to the imagination, which is surprising. For while you can see much of this dissolute chronicler of the roaring '20s in a brand-name-dropping fin de siècle novelist like Bret Easton Ellis, Fitzgerald signally missed one thing that Ellis didn't: the immense socio-psycho-logical power of automobiles and the brands they represent.
Films with débutante themes include Metropolitan , Whit Stillman 's début feature film, a comedy of manners set during the deb season in Manhattan, and What a Girl Wants , a 2003 film in which Amanda Bynes plays an American teen whose estranged father is a British Lord, and who is presented at a coming out party after being reunited with her mother. In another movie featuring Bynes, She's The Man , the main character attends a debutantes preparation program throughout the movie which ends with the Debutante's ball . Something New , a romantic comedy has a cotillion scene of upper class African Americans on the west coast. The Debut , a film considered to be an accurate snapshot of contemporary Filipino American life, touches upon a wide variety of cultural themes within the plot of an informal débutante event. The 1992 film The Addams Family is centred around the reconciliation of Gomez and Fester Addams , who had had a falling out as teenagers when Gomez had wooed both his date and Fester's (Flora and Fauna Amore, the siamese twins ) at the débutante ball. In the 1994 film Little Women , a 'coming-out' party is thrown, Aunt March is also seen talking to Marmee about when Meg will be introduced into society.