Category: Film Studies – Film Criticism and Theory


The Power of Pretty: Re-Appropriating the Gaze and Feminine Agency in “Spring Breakers”

When Mulvey (1975) posited the marginalization of female characters in film as passive, powerless figures that advance the narrative only in the sense that they drive male characters to act, she became one of the key figures of second-wave feminist film theory. Her analysis of scopophilic pleasure and the male gaze has long been a