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  • 1. WARNING
    Only for individuals above the mental age of 18
  • 2. Video Strip tease
  • 3. Group MembersAnkush | Gargi | Rahul| Rutu | Shipra | Sonam
  • 4. Overview
    Analyzing the depiction of “striptease” in the songs of Indian Hindi commercial cinema using the theory of Roland Barthes using following steps
    • Identification of a typical striptease
    • 5. Analyzing women striptease depiction in Indian Bollywood over a span of 4 decades
    • 6. Comparison of female strip teaser with a male in present Bollywood
    The parameters used for analysis are:
    • Dancing
    • 7. Props
    • 8. Clothes
    • 9. Décor
    Sample taken for analysis is set of Bollywood songs depicting striptease from each decade
    Striptease code has been analyzed using a set of Indian and western songs
  • 10. Striptease = Strip + Tease
    • “Strip”-Through the shedding of an incongruous and artificial clothing striping signifies
    • 11. Nakedness as a natural vesture of woman resulting in the end to regaining a perfectly chaste state of the flesh
    “Tease" - slowness of undressing using various tactics
    • Delay tactics include
    Additional clothes being removed
    Putting clothes or hands in front of just undressed body parts, such as breasts or between the legs
    • Emphasizing act of undressing with sexually suggestive movement
    • 12. Fantasy themes- schoolgirl uniform, maid's dress, policewoman's outfit, cowboy hats etc.
    • 13. Continued dancing by nude dancers after undressing
    • 14. Similar to any mystifying spectacle, the decor, the props and the stereotypes intervene to contradict the initially provocative intention revealed during undressing and eventually bury it in insignificance
  • Parameters used for analysis by Roland Barthes
    Props
    Adornments
    • The furs,
    • 15. The gloves
    • 16. The feathers
    • 17. The fishnet stockings,
    • 18. g-strings with diamonds or sequins
    • 19. Precious stones.
    Analysis
    • Feathers, furs and gloves go on pervading the woman with their magical virtue even once removed, and give her something like the enveloping memory of a luxurious shell
    • 20. Precious stone is a symbol of the absolute object which serves no purpose
    • 21. G-String covered with diamonds or sequins which is the end of striptease. Geometrical shape, hard and shiny material, bars the way to the sexual parts like a sword of purity
    • 22. All signifiers together signify the living body belonging to the category of luxurious objects which surround man with a magical décor
  • Parameters used for analysis by Roland Barthes
    Dance
    Dancing which accompanies striptease from beginning to end is the faintly rhythmical undulation and exorcizes the fear of immobility
    Dance consists of ritual gestures which have been seen a thousand times
    • Acts on movements as a cosmetic
    • 23. Hides nudity
    • 24. Overpower the sight by too many yet essential gestures, as the act of becoming bare is derogatory.
    Dancing makes the dancer
    • Remote
    • 25. Icy indifferent like a skilful practitioner haughtily taking refuge in the sureness of their technique
  • Parameters used for analysis by Roland Barthes
    Décor- Ambience
    The music-hall, mostly rounded up constantly
    • make the unveiled body more remote, and
    • 26. force it back into the all-pervading ease of a well-known rite
    Establishes women as an object in disguise
    Clothing
    • Woman is covered with a series of coverings which she pretends to strip it bare.
    • 27. It signifies a woman as an object in disguise
    • 28. Shedding clothes signifies nakedness as natural vesture of women
  • Analysis Of Demi Moore Video
  • 29. Clothing
    Tie School girl clothes - Indicative of male fantasy
    Stilettos – Feminine grace & walk and gives height
    Unbuttoning & unzipping – With a very slow pace to appeal to the voyeuristic gaze
    Garter Belt – Symbolism to deflowering
    Throwing clothes – Making the tease personal & satisfactory
    Order of undressing
    Hair opening
    Color of clothing:
    Black, Red
    Shining colors: Indicative of luxury, especially diamond studded garments
  • 30. Props
    Pole- it symbolizes the sexual organs, used as support while dancing
    Hat
    As additional clothing to delay the action
    Countryside, cowboy which symbolizes raw and wild desire,
    To hide the face so that emphasis is on the body
    Untying of hair
    Cigar- Smoking, indicative of ‘loose’ women
  • 31. Ambience & Dance
    Dark with spotlight on the dancer: The attention should be only on the dancer
    Lights usually red or blue
    Stage is present in the centre
    Ramp
    Semicircular Seating so that the dancer is equidistant
    Chairs and round tables
    Dance
    Provocative, aggressive gestures
    Slow, curvy movements
    Sexual positions
  • 32. 1970s : HusnKeLakhon Rang
  • 33. 1970s – Husnkelakhon rang
    Clothing
    Western
    Red color
    Boots
    Head Scarf
    Jewel crusted belt
    Undressing:
    Untying hair
    Slow, teasing
    Props:
    No props
    Ambience & Dance:
    Occurring in a criminal atmosphere
    Aggressive dance
    Use of the symbolic bull fight
    Plot & character
    Male: Villain
    Female: Victim, not the female lead
  • 34. 1980s: Ek to kamzindagani
  • 35.
  • 36. Analysis
    Clothing
    Western, with foreign girls
    Black Color, Shining clothes to attract attention
    Costumes relating to fantasies: Police women, Jane, Blonde girls
    Boots, stilettos
    Undressing:
    No undressing
    Props:
    Caps
    Whips
    Bear, signifying evil, danger
    Ambience & Dance:
    Different colors of spot lights
    Plot & character
    Male: Frequented by criminals and negative characters
    Female: Dancers are objects, not the female leads
  • 37. 1990s –Ye Jawanihadhkar de
  • 38. Analysis
    Clothing
    Western
    Black Color, Shining clothes to attract attention
    Boots, stilettos
    Jewel crusted belt
    Undressing:
    No undressing
    Props:
    Hats
    Poles
    Ambience & Dance:
    Occurring in a criminal atmosphere
    Suggestive movements
    Commercial motive
    Plot & character
    Male: Frequented by criminals and negative characters
    Female: Bar dancers, have information i.e. connection to criminals
  • 39. 2000s -Ye raat..
  • 40.
  • 41. Analysis
    Clothing
    Western, Jacket, tie, trousers, shirt
    Black, white, red, ends with golden bling dress Shining clothes to attract attention
    The other girls wearing shining shirts
    Stilettos
    Undressing:
    Slow, conventional, bold
    Throwing of clothes at the audience
    Untying of hair
    Props:
    Poles
    Ambience & Dance:
    Blue lights, Spot lights on the dancer
    Suggestive movements
    Darkness, mystery is the motive
    Plot & character
    Male: Frequented by criminals and negative characters, clandestine lovers
    Female: Bar dancers, lovers of criminals
  • 42. Late 00s Hey Baby
  • 43.
  • 44. Analysis
    Clothing
    Western, Jacket, tie, trousers, shirt
    Black, white Police uniform with cap: Fantasy
    The girls wearing shining outfits
    Nurse outfit in the audience
    Undressing:
    Slow, conventional, bold
    Throwing of clothes at the audience
    Props:
    Poles
    Ambience & Dance:
    Blue lights, Spot lights on the dancer
    Suggestive movements
    Plot & character
    Male: All are lead characters, for a good cause
    Female: Voyeuristic
  • 45. Commonalities
    Lead characters never strip
    Stripping is associated with negative or loose characters
    Distinct association with black, red & shine
    Emphasis on the body & movements through spot lights
    Use of props
    Fantasies galore
  • 46. Changes
    We are moving closer to the western complete act
    Relatively more liberal- More tease, acceptance of male strippers
  • 47. References
    Mythologies by Roland Barthes
    Semiotics for Beginners
    Youtube.com
    Wikipedia
  • 48. Thank you