Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
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Working Girls investigates the thematic concerns of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and its ambivalent articulation of women as both active, and defined by sexual performance, asking whether new Hollywood cinema has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities.
Whether analysing the rise of films centred around female friendships, or the entrance of pop stars such as Whitney Houston and Madonna into film, Working Girls is an authoritative investigation of the presence of women both as film makers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.

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Yvonne Tasker is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of "Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema" (1998) and "Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema "(1983).

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