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Robotswithpersonality
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Fucking fascinating. Maybe a little too much Freud. Apologies for the dreadful cover showing in your feed.
Carol J. Clover's 'Her Body, Himself: Gender in the Slasher Film' remains one of my faves of the collection, I realize that's my final girl bias showing through.
I think I honestly enjoyed Thomas Doherty's 'Genre, Gender and The Aliens Trilogy' (written back when it was just a trilogy) because those films made such an impression on me. 1/?

Robotswithpersonality 2/? The collection also expands several times on how the nuclear family (male patriarch) is threatened, essays individually containing stronger or weaker links back to gendered concerns via a mother who is somehow perverse; then stumbles into intersectional territory. There are a number of essays discussing queerness, seemingly more entries about gay men than lesbians, and some discussion of racism. Unfortunately, the inclusion of essays focusing on these topics felt more scattered than intentional and seemed to veer away from discussions of gender and, as the little ♀️symbol on the cover suggests, specifically depictions of women in horror. 7h
Robotswithpersonality 3/4 I would love to see a third edition, (there was about ten years between the first and second edition, it's been nearly ten years since the second, so it's time!) with parts that expand upon the gender discussion beyond women as minority gender, into discussion of transgender, non-binary/agender spectrum, perhaps an interlude for new ways the masculine is treated or expanded upon as well, then a dedicated section that focuses more on how gender in family in horror works, with all the mother aspects situated there, and then a dedicated section for how intersecting queerness and bipoc rep into gender affects readings of certain films' texts. 7h
Robotswithpersonality 4/4 In the meantime I'm definitely going to keep poking around for horror non-fiction with this kind of insight, especially centred on the final girl trope. Happy to take reccs if you got 'em!
⚠️ALL THE WARNINGS. If you're worried about it, there's probably at least a mention in this essay collection, and there are also black and white stills from the films in question. BEWARE.
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Robotswithpersonality
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The film being discussed is from Belgium in 1970.
It is 2024. WHY are there no feminist, lesbian vampire films I'm hearing about in present day North America?!
That would be so epic. 🙇🏼‍♂️

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Robotswithpersonality
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👀 Well THAT certainly sounds worth tracking down. 😉

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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm definitely getting 'not mad, just disappointed' in the contemporary consumer/movie goer, vibes from Sharrett.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Just another way to say apathetic cynicism isn't a useful attitude?

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Eggs Oh my favorite kind of date 💞📚💘 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 2d
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Robotswithpersonality
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Today, in nifty things found in library books: 💀

julesG Cool!!! 2d
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Tamra
The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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I just rewatched season 1 of the screen adaption of The Handmaid‘s Tale and I have to say, there is some serious sh*t going on in the US today that uncomfortably resembles Atwood‘s dystopia. On multiple fronts. 🥹

Leftcoastzen It seemed so dystopian when I read it upon publication, after the show & a reread recently, it‘s far too close to what‘s currently going on. 4d
Tamra @Leftcoastzen eerily so. I keep thinking about how Atwood was relating about all the precursor events and nobody paid attention or said anything. It‘s the frog in the pot. (edited) 4d
Leftcoastzen Indeed . Every time a story came on TV or radio that leans this direction, a little thing in my brain goes click! 4d
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Suet624 It‘s frightening. 4d
Texreader 😫 3d
batsy It was a mistake for me not to have read The Handmaid's Tale sooner; now I'm scared to because of how relatable it might feel. Like I just read this recently and it's harrowing and all too real 😓 3d
Tamra @batsy it‘s still worth reading or watching! I need to get my hands on Parable. 3d
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Robotswithpersonality
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Queer = Awesome
Aka inclusively challenging the status quo.
Sorry for any outdated terms on display; I gather from this second edition's introduction, some of these essays are from the 90s or earlier.