Home » Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema by Yvonne Tasker
Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema Yvonne Tasker

Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema

Yvonne Tasker

Published April 9th 1998
ISBN : 9781280199073
ebook
234 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

How has the new Hollywood responded to the new woman? Working Girls investigates contemporary cinemas ambivalent and complex relationship with gender and sexual dentities in the wake of feminism. Tasker addresses the versions of the working womanMoreHow has the new Hollywood responded to the new woman? Working Girls investigates contemporary cinemas ambivalent and complex relationship with gender and sexual dentities in the wake of feminism. Tasker addresses the versions of the working woman offered by contemporary Hollywood: spunky heroines of action movies such as True Lies and The Long Kiss Goodnight- female cops and FBI agents, in The Silence of the Lambs, Blue Steel and Copycat, the singer as movie-star, as typified by Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston, and sharp-shooting cowgirls in new Westerns such as Bad Girls and The Quick and the Dead . She also discusses the increasing prominence of women as producers and directors as well as stars and performers.