Kathleen was really the strongest voice in the beginning of Third Wave feminism in [Riot Grrrl]. And really daring to be outspoken enough to say, “All women to the front.” That hadn’t been done before.
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Moira teaches cinema studies and feminist film and theory at City College of San Francisco. She is one of the world’s experts on the work of Maya Deren.
La Vie D’Adèle (Blue is the Warmest Color): When a Lesbian Narrative Wins the Palme d’or in Cannes : To Be, or Not To Be, a Lesbian.November 5, 2013 1:48 am Comments Off on La Vie D’Adèle (Blue is the Warmest Color): When a Lesbian Narrative Wins the Palme d’or in Cannes : To Be, or Not To Be, a Lesbian.
Why so many become enraptured about lesbian sex on screen is already asked and answered: it sells. It is a well-known male fantasy, but as far as a female fantasy, this depends on how the scenes are shot. Maroh has already addressed the problems. The nearly 10-minute sex scene is considered “long” by both standards, and the primary selling point of the film.
As a storyteller, Stacie Passon wastes no time and rather than explaining everything in dialogue, her picture language is both economical and meaningful. The interior sets of the family home have a hygienically sealed cleanliness and smoothness.
Abby’s either on her way out or on her way back in or she will continue hooking and all of the choices will be fine, but I think the central question of the film is, “ I belong to only you but you don't want me,” and that is where the film ends for me—that is the resolution and acknowledgment of the question in 93 minutes.
Reviewed by Moira Sullivan Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Posting by Alexandra Hidalgo This critical piece on the film is... View Article