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Miss Representation

I loved Miss Representation in the statement it’s trying to make and points of terrible depictions of females in media that it raises. After I watched it, I understood more thoroughly not only the role that women play in media … Continue reading Continue reading

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Queer Time

It is so fascinating to learn about queer time, something i’d never known about or questioned previously. The idea of queer theorists having the general idea of breaking habits and show a skewed relation to the temporal norm is an … Continue reading Continue reading

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Inspiring and powerful women in modern times — where is feminism going?

Having watched the much talked about ‘Miss Representation’ and read plentiful articles about amazing, strong women who are changing the status quo not only in the States, but all around the world, I thought it’d be more of an optimistic … Continue reading Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words

Firstly, I think it important to touch on the film as a series as opposed to an individual film, because I think it’s difficult to understand many of the themes of the third without reference to the second. I think … Continue reading Continue reading

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Men acting as women vs women acting as men

“Women will do anything to avoid being alone” says Manuela upon recalling her relationship of Lola, and her clinging on to him in avoidance of being left to handle her child and herself alone. Yet my how this changes. The … Continue reading Continue reading

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Paris is Burning – this is White America

The issue of colour in “Paris is Burning” is fascinating, and one I was completely blind to upon watching this for the first time. Whilst it terribly ignorant on my part, perhaps this blindness is one of the aims of … Continue reading Continue reading

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A humourous look at a serious gender problem

“But I’m a Cheerleader” is a satirical look at the absurdity of the anti-gay movement. What I first I saw as a predictable film about an American high school cheerleader and her boyfriend turned into a triumphant portrayal of sexual … Continue reading Continue reading

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Is bound film noir?

When first watching this film, I thought it was simply going to be a film about two lesbians trying to escape together from the annoyance of Vi’s husband. Yet in fact, it turns into a mob film with less of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Women – a necessity or a sufficiency?

When watching Rear Window, I had various other film ideas in my mind, having seen one of the international lens films a few days earlier: Jose y Pilar, Silver Linings Playbook the night before, and Pitch Perfect the night before … Continue reading Continue reading

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Caught in the act

In writing my questionnaire, it was surprisingly hard for me to find a clip with people watching through a screen. This might be because of the lack of television I watch, or because the shows I do watch are British … Continue reading Continue reading

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