Gender and Sexuality in Animation

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Gender and Sexuality in Animation

  1. 1. Gender & Sexuality in Animation Films <ul><li>hayley fuller - elizabeth padden - alina kulesh </li></ul><ul><li>film385 </li></ul><ul><li>march 16 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. creating a standard idealized body
  3. 3. post October Revolution (1917) USSR animation became a political medium propaganda “ it was important to keep Russians believing they live in the greatest country in the world.” - Igor Kokarey
  4. 5. While American capitalists are shown as physically obese and morally bankrupt, it is the Nazis who come to be viewed as completely inhuman. Often fascists are represented as animals or beasts.
  5. 7. Russian Proletariet is represented by strong men in simple clothes allegorical representation for all Soviet workers
  6. 8. a brief history of superheroes
  7. 10. she-ra princess of power (1956) batman the animated series (1996) the new batman adventures (1997) batman beyond (1998) she-ra princess of power (1956) justice league (2009) } stylistic similarity james tucker
  8. 12. hyper-sexuality & hyper-fetishizing
  9. 13. self-conscious approach -status and power -instinct to survive at any cost -a direct engagement with sexual feelings and identity
  10. 15. exploring the unattainable <ul><li>jessica rabbit </li></ul><ul><li>idealization of extremes </li></ul>
  11. 16. holli would “cool world”
  12. 17. “ holli would if she could” extreme idealizations OR idealizations of extreme male gaze female body = weapon of seduction
  13. 18. school days school girl = innocence fetish youthful characters encapsulated in adult bodies
  14. 20. sex & violence hentai thematically wide-ranging complex in narrative exploring sexual non moralistic sexual acts
  15. 21. unstoppable forces of nature duality female body as product of strength & victimization
  16. 22. de-hyper-sexualization
  17. 23. divorcing sexuality from animated ideals
  18. 24. appropriation of the idealized form
  19. 25. opposing mainstream: phil mulloy
  20. 26. excerpt from phil mulloy’s “intolerence pt. 1”
  21. 27. “ displaced” eroticism & fetish: the brothers quay
  22. 28. excerpt from “street of crocodiles”

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