Category Archives: lesbianism

Stereotyping in But I’m a Cheerleader

The last two films we have watched have placed the two participants in a lesbian relationship into aesthetically stereotypical roles – butch versus femme. However, we saw in Bound that, though Corky and Violet initially seemed to fit these categories, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Bound and the Heterosexual Female Viewer

It has classically been said that as the heterosexual male gaze dominates cinema. Not only are most protagonists created specifically so that the heterosexual male spectator may identify with them, but the purpose of women in film is often to … Continue reading Continue reading

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An Examination of Bound

I started off my last post by saying that I do not have an extensive background in the realm of feminist film critique. This week, I would like to say up front that I am even less experienced with the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Freudian Slips

Bound (1996) was an interesting movie in many ways.  I have not watched many movies with lesbian sex in it, so the beginning scenes definitely came as a surprise for me.  The only other movie I have scene that depicts … Continue reading Continue reading

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