Category Archives: Female Gaze

Southern women, domestic violence, and rebellion

Generally speaking, I plan on writing my final paper on portrayals of independent women and domestic abuse in film.  Specifically, I want to focus on a very specific type of woman in American culture: the white Southern woman.  My paper … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Female Spectator and the Killer Femme Fatale: Empowered or Disenfranchised?

For my project I wanted to explore the connections between three classic film noir films, the context in which these films were made (1944, 1946, and 1947), and whether female viewers would feel empowered by the portrayal of the femme … Continue reading Continue reading

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Multiple Perspectives in Election: Tammy and the Gaze

Though Jim McAlister is arguably the protagonist of Alexander Payne’s Election (1999), the film offers a unique omniscient narration that allows three other characters—Tracy Flick, and Paul and Tammy Metzler—to occasionally hijack the narrative and narration for themselves. Significantly, the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Chloe and the Female Spectator

  Chloe Trailer In short, Chloe is a film, classified as a drama/mystery/thriller, in which a woman hires a young call girl to seduce her husband, in order to find out if he is cheating on her. In the end … Continue reading Continue reading

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