I really like action films. Specifically, I really like very silly action films with absurd premises and outlandish heroes, like the one starring Nicholas Cage about the demon that escapes from hell to haunt evildoers on his flaming motorcycle. Or the one with Christian Bale leading a band of ragged survivors in a postapocalyptic wasteland … Continue reading
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Stripped Star Trek: When is it Gratuitous?
A while back I wrote glowingly about the new Star Trek film (or rather, I wrote glowingly about the idea of Starfleet and how fabulous it would be to work there.) There was this one scene in the film that has drawn a lot of criticism from feminists–I don’t think it will be too much … Continue reading
Merry Widows and Gay Divorcees: Gender & Power in Marriage Narratives
After reading my friend & colleague Dr Jem Bloomfield’s post on Twelfth Night and “Mapp and Lucia”, which focused on the discomforts caused by sexual tension (or imagined sexual tension) between sets of people in social power relationships of inequality, I had some follow-up thoughts. For Jem, the focus of these two narratives on “the … Continue reading