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Tough Female Characters & Femme Fatales in Film & Video Games

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Visual Story Class Guest Lecture 2008
Masters of Digital Media Program @ the Centre for Digital Media
Joanna Robinson joanna@gnwc.ca
Research Associate & Instructor, Virtual Worlds
http://mdm.gnwc.ca/

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Tough Female Characters & Femme Fatales in Film & Video Games

  1. A discussion of the rise of the female hero character with a focus on film & video games. Joanna Robinson
  2. <ul><li>A representation is use of language/images to create meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Representations always construct a viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Types - Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexuality, Class, Religion/Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ideology is a production of representations” </li></ul><ul><li>Presented as common-sense/self-evident </li></ul><ul><li>The Hollywood movie camera has a “male gaze” (Mulvey)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Different representations will appeal to different viewers </li></ul>
  3. Representations are an Ideologically inscribed form of [powerful] discourse. Kellner & Durham (2001). Social construction of gender (& race & sexuality) – the media as social institution 'Nature versus nurture' & 'Images of women' debate in cultural studies, film studies, sociology and psychology – these images serve as heroes and R ole models. Female characters for women and male for men. There is a history of problematic gendered representations in popular culture They may reproduce various inequalities and beliefs/ideas/ideologies, that negatively impact women and discourage their participation Video games introduce women to technology. Increasingly women play anyhow, but there is a large 'forgotten' audience that is not being catered to!
  4. <ul><li>Gender Stereotypes associated with Men: </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Assertive </li></ul><ul><li>Dominating </li></ul><ul><li>No Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Loud </li></ul><ul><li>Messy </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic </li></ul><ul><li>Math, Science & Tech Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Money Maker </li></ul>
  5. <ul><li>Gender Stereotypes associated with Women: </li></ul><ul><li>Weak </li></ul><ul><li>Fragile </li></ul><ul><li>Submissive </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Neat/Clean </li></ul><ul><li>Clumsy </li></ul><ul><li>Artsy </li></ul><ul><li>Housewife </li></ul><ul><li>Child rearing </li></ul>
  6. <ul><li>The villain — struggles against the hero. </li></ul><ul><li>The donor — prepares the hero or gives the hero some magical object. </li></ul><ul><li>The (magical) helper — helps the hero in the quest. </li></ul><ul><li>The princess — marries the hero, often sought for during the narrative. </li></ul><ul><li>Her father — Propp noted that functionally, the princess and the father can not be clearly distinguished. </li></ul><ul><li>The dispatcher — character who makes the lack known and sends the hero off. </li></ul><ul><li>The hero or victim/seeker hero — reacts to the donor, weds the princess. </li></ul><ul><li>False hero/anti-hero/usurper — takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess. (Propp, Vladimir 1929). </li></ul>
  7. <ul><li>“ men's domestic adjuncts” </li></ul><ul><li>“ dependent on men” </li></ul><ul><li>weak, powerless </li></ul><ul><li>“ sex objects” </li></ul><ul><li>“ unintelligent” </li></ul><ul><li>victims to be saved </li></ul>
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  11. <ul><li>Film Noir 40s,50s </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by German expressionism </li></ul><ul><li>“ one of the few periods of film in which women are active, not static symbols, are intelligent and powerful, if destructively so, and derive power, not weakness, from their sexuality </li></ul>
  12. <ul><li>1950's </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Sirk – key director </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic, family, emotionally charged themes </li></ul><ul><li>Bright, natural colours </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive men, strong women – Rock Hudson </li></ul><ul><li>Sweeping musical soundtracks </li></ul>
  13. <ul><li>This figure is not necessarily “new” - eg Artemis in Greek Myth, Wonder Woman </li></ul><ul><li>“ tough girls” or “action chicks” (Inness, 1999)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrids of attributes traditionally gendered masculine and feminine </li></ul><ul><li>Can offer empowerment through new visions of female role models </li></ul><ul><li>Romero's revision of Barbara, Night of the Living Dead </li></ul><ul><li>1968 1990 </li></ul>
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  22. <ul><ul><li>The current state of our media is participatory culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiences have the opportunity to participate in their media, producing as well as consuming - prosumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-creative media, Emergent or free play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants can shape and perform their own representations of heroes </li></ul></ul>
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  27. <ul><li>New user built environments and characters, same old (horror) story? </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Evil in Second Life </li></ul>
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  35. * A variety of representations...
  36. <ul><li>Online gaming/virtual world communities are both cultural artefact and site of (ongoing) culture </li></ul><ul><li>As digital media creators, it is important to understand the language of character representations in order to harness their power in engaging this participatory audience. </li></ul><ul><li>There many identities (& their stories) yet to be represented that may attract an even wider audience to games. </li></ul><ul><li>As online game texts are co-created by the audience they seek to entertain, we see the beginning of what may be an exciting era in media history - the controller in the hands of the audience. </li></ul>
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