Sunday, 22 March 2009

Thelma and Louise - Positive or Negative Representation of women?

Everyone in 13 Film has now seen 'Thelma and Louise' and this week we will begin to critically examine the film and its wider reception exploring whether it can be deemed a positive representation of women in light of the film's closure? This reader will be used in class to examine some of the wider debates. If you get a chance, have a read before this week's lesson. Also, the link below offers an interesting insight into legal debates surrounding this film. Louise would have been tried for murder and been punished by 'death' in America. In light of the film's ending and Thelma and Louise's experiences of rape, this article questions the American legal system and its prejudice towards women. Interesting and worthy of a look!
Thelma and Louise Gender Representation Analysis
This is another useful article to further your study of Thelma and Louise with the author talking with screenwriter Callie Khouri about character development. 
Thelma and Louise Thelma and Louice bhaskarchow

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