Tag: truth

The Neo-Femme Fatale, Cringe Comedy, and Imperfect Feminism

In foregrounding women’s qualities of imperfection and their open struggle with modern gender pressures, figures like Fleabag push back against the feminist expectation for women to be resilient above all else. Through this imperfect antiheroine protagonist, Fleabag resists television’s archetypal ‘strong and independent woman’ and depicts a feminism that although is less than ideal, is real.

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Central Questions: representing ‘truth’ on film

It is a common misconception that documentary got its start as an art form both ‘above’ and fundamentally ‘apart from’ fiction film. In fact, documentary is—and always has been—a film genre, one that was intimately wrapped up in the politics, frivolities, and consumer-driven market of ‘the movies.’

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