Y200 Politics and Film. October 25, 2011. The Politics of Difference in Films. Race Gender Sexual Preference Religion. The issue here is whether Hollywood-made or other types of films can directly confront these types of issues -- and, if so, under what conditions.
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October 25, 2011
The issue here is whether Hollywood-made or
other types of films can directly confront these
types of issues -- and, if so, under what conditions.
e.g. Step ‘n Fetchit
or Amos and Andy
So far, there are no
female directors with
a record of multiple
blockbuster films --
mainly because most
female directors have
not been allowed to
direct more than a
“…a set of social relations between men, which have a material base, and which, though hierarchical, establish or create interdependence and solidarity among men that enable them to dominate women…”
Source: H. Baehr as quoted in Strinati, p. 198
One of the last bastions of patriarchy: the idea that
prostitutes like their jobs and are happy individuals.
What these films have in common is the representation
of males in traditional female roles and (in some of them)
males masquerading as females.
Here the main question is how films portray motherhood
in an age of increased visibility of feminism.
How do Hollywood films deal with these issues?