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Category Archives: All about my mother
There were a number of wonderful presentations this week, even if the sudden onset of a fever caused me (quite unfortunately!) to miss the second day. Julie’s project on the portrayal of violence against women in film seems interesting, especially … Continue reading → Continue reading
For my final project I plan to explore the portrayal of rape in film and the effects rape scenes have on viewers. I chose this topic because I had a knee-jerk negative reaction to the rape scenes we’ve watched in … Continue reading → Continue reading
One of the most interesting things about the film All About My Mother was the idea of gender identity and sexuality – and, more importantly, the way breaking those norms plays out in society. Two cases jumped out at me … Continue reading → Continue reading
I was really bothered by the ever-present threat of violence in “All About My Mother.” Most disturbing to me was the scene in which Manuela first finds Agrada, when Agrada is being beaten and possibly raped by a client. Agrada … Continue reading → Continue reading
“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