What locations are used in the video and what meaning do they hold?
Laura Mulvey – Male Gaze
A star is an image not a real person that is constructed (as any other aspect of fiction is) out of a range of materials ( Richard Dyer )
BEYONCE – IRREPLACEABLE (2006) Genre Pop ballad with R&B influences Flash car/strong female Performance towards end of video Illustration of lyrics through narrative Narrative Linear/illustrative Narrated by lead singer Cross cuts Female empowerment theme. Triumphant resolution. Audience Target audience – 15-30 yr old female Also appeals to males through choice of costume by Beyonce Female audience can identify with the character and the situation in which she finds herself. Representation Star Image: Strong, female lead, confident persona Laura Mulvey – notion of looking – use of mirrors when getting dressed