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Lisbeth’s Sexuality and Its Implications

While we touched on the topic of Lisbeth’s sexuality and its implications in class, I think we could expand on this discussion.  To recap, it is suggested that earlier in her life Lisbeth was somewhat sexually promiscuous.  In “The Girl … 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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Lighting and Parallels

The scene in “But I’m a Cheerleader” in which Megan and Graham first kiss is ripe with discussion-worthy material (watch here: But I\’m a Cheerleader – first kiss).  To recoup, Graham follows Megan outside of Cocksuckers after Megan grows jealous that … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Close Examination of the First Sex Scene in Bound

Prior to watching Bound, I had never seen any movies that depicted a sexual relationship between two women.  Bound is known for its graphic sex scenes, all of which happen early on in the movie.  In the first sex scene, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Symbolism in “Bound”

As I thought about “Bound” after the film screening, I realized there are a lot of really interesting symbols and images throughout the film.  Some of the most titillating symbols were blood and money, fingers, night/darkness, paint, and characters’ names.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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