Female Sexuality in the Movies Comparison Essay by RightRiters

Female Sexuality in the Movies
A comparison of female sexuality in three movies - "The Ice Storm," "Boys Don't Cry" and "Thelma and Louise."
# 22966 | 2,556 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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Female characters using their sexuality to achieve what they want in Hollywood films is a strategy that is used over and over again by film makers. The paper shows that while many movies use the same basic themes when it comes to female sexuality, there are some variances from the norm. This paper discusses different forms of female sexuality as they appear in three Hollywood films, "The Ice Storm," "Boys Don't Cry" and "Thelma and Louise." From these movies three specific characters are studied: Wendy Hood, Brandon Teena and Thelma, respectively. The paper shows that these three women all represent female sexuality differently. They don't all fit the stereotypes of women that other movies tend to portray. Although there are some similarities between the three characters, the portrayals vary as to how the characters use their sexuality and femininity and it is these differences the paper examines.

From the Paper:

"Another similarity between the movies is that they all portray women who are struggling with something. Whether it's coming of age, sexual identity, or a discovery of who they really are, all three women have something very important going on in their lives that they must deal with. Brandon Teena has the largest problem to handle of the three selected women, but Wendy and Thelma must struggle with their own beliefs and actions as well. The actions of others that directly affect each of the women must also be dealt with."

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