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    Subject: Re: ugh
    Date: Jan 28, 2006
    Sender: debrajPrevious | Next

    This really sounds naive --- if handling steamy scenes in films is such a repulsive idea, then how about well-known women directors like Jane Campion (Holy Smoke) and Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days) whose movies have featured full-frontal female nudity ? Besides, Bunuel wasn't being misogynistic --- he simply wasn't afraid to show the characters in his films as flawed human beings(who come across as more real than the squeaky-clean hero/heroine in some kitschy blockbuster). Let's face it: there ARE people like Mathieu and Conchita in every society. Bunuel wasn't trying to glamourise or glorify any of them ; he was poking fun at the upper middle class and the church . If the plot seems to "degrade" the image of women, please consider this : the cult hit "Thelma and Louise" (hailed widely by feminists as the first women's 'buddy' film)featured a string of male stereotypes so that all the men in that movie were boorish/gender-biased/clownish/dishonest/sexually predatory but not one male critic complained.

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    ugh

    okay, so I had to watch this movie for my class in college. I thought it would be a nice little movie. Boy was I wrong. This movie is entirely degrading to women and totally one-sided in its view of sex. This is only one example of how our society has degraded so much to show such graphic depictions of female nudity, which I know is everywhere. Why can't people just keep this to themselves. Sex is a great gift, but the female body is not something to be paraded on television for all to see. Sexuality is to be shared between two people and frankly this movie was just gross! It actually made me cry because it was so perverted. I understand the whole parallel with political unrest and how you cant understand the nature of a woman at any given time, but please. Why cant you just ask? I am still disgruntled about this movie and cursing how badly society has fallen. Just look at the halftime during the superbowl. What the heck is Janet Jackson thinking? Is decency, respect, and real love dead? This movie did NOT portray anything close to the sweetness of love. It dwelt on the twisted nature of lust, which is just too bad, cuzz everyone needs love. But far too often they exchange their love for lust, their life for death, and they don't even realize it. The duality of this movie could work on that level as well, although you don't need pornography to tell you that love is sacred.






    Comment index:

  • [no subject]   from kevin, Oct 5, 2001
  • ugh   from JG, Feb 9, 2004
  • » Re: ugh «   from debraj, Jan 28, 2006
  • clarification   from , Nov 25, 2004
  • [no subject]   from durutti, Dec 7, 2004
  • [no subject]   from kevin, Oct 5, 2001
  • ugh   from JG, Feb 9, 2004
  • » Re: ugh «   from debraj, Jan 28, 2006
  • clarification   from , Nov 25, 2004
  • [no subject]   from durutti, Dec 7, 2004