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By Jeffrey A. Brown

Dangerous Curves: motion Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and well known Culture addresses the conflicted meanings linked to the determine of the motion heroine as she has developed in a number of media types because the past due Nineteen Eighties. Jeffrey A. Brown discusses this immensely renowned personality kind to illustrate of, and problem to, latest theories approximately gender as a functionality identification. Her assumption of heroic masculine qualities mixed along with her sexualized actual depiction demonstrates the ambiguous nature of conventional gender expectancies and exhibits a starting to be expertise of extra competitive and violent roles for women.

The over the top sexual fetishism of motion heroines is a critical topic all through. the subject is analyzed as an perception into the transgressive picture of the dominatrix, as a refection of the shift in well known feminism from second-wave politics to third-wave and post-feminist pleasures, and as a kind of patriarchal backlash that allows a masculine delusion of controlling powerful lady characters. Brown translates the motion heroine as a illustration of fixing gender dynamics that balances the sexual objectification of girls with innovative versions of woman power. whereas the first concentration of this examine is the motion heroine as represented in Hollywood movie and tv, the booklet additionally comprises the motion heroine's emergence in modern renowned literature, comedian books, cartoons, and video games.

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