Girlfight and Bend it like Beckham: Screening women, sport, and sexuality

Authors: Caudwell, J.

http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/5848/

Journal: Journal of Lesbian Studies

Volume: 13

Pages: 255-271

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Authors: Caudwell, J.

Journal: J Lesbian Stud

Volume: 13

Issue: 3

Pages: 255-271

eISSN: 1540-3548

DOI: 10.1080/10894160902876697

In this article, sport film is taken as a social and cultural space where women's bodies are made publicly in/visible. Two films-Girlfight and Bend it Like Beckham-provide the focus for critical discussion. Moreover, a queer-feminist analysis explores the links between participation in boxing and football, and women's sexuality as represented in the films. Lesbian sexualities are considered in a critique of the erasure of the lesbian sport [film] star. Sexual subjectivity is also discussed in relation to the heterosexual heroic and to patriarchy. In this way I interrogate heterosexuality. I also consider links between ethnicity, women's bodies, and sexuality. In the final instance, I show that the films work to reproduce heterosexual hegemony and depict heteronormative assimilation.

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Authors: Caudwell, J.

Journal: Journal of Lesbian Studies

Volume: 13

Issue: 3

Pages: 255-271

eISSN: 1540-3548

ISSN: 1089-4160

DOI: 10.1080/10894160902876697

In this article, sport film is taken as a social and cultural space where women's bodies are made publicly in/visible. Two films-Girlfight and Bend it Like Beckham-provide the focus for critical discussion. Moreover, a queer-feminist analysis explores the links between participation in boxing and football, and women's sexuality as represented in the films. Lesbian sexualities are considered in a critique of the erasure of the lesbian sport [film] star. Sexual subjectivity is also discussed in relation to the heterosexual heroic and to patriarchy. In this way I interrogate heterosexuality. I also consider links between ethnicity, women's bodies, and sexuality. In the final instance, I show that the films work to reproduce heterosexual hegemony and depict heteronormative assimilation.

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Authors: Caudwell, J.

Journal: Journal of lesbian studies

Volume: 13

Issue: 3

Pages: 255-271

eISSN: 1540-3548

ISSN: 1089-4160

In this article, sport film is taken as a social and cultural space where women's bodies are made publicly in/visible. Two films-Girlfight and Bend it Like Beckham-provide the focus for critical discussion. Moreover, a queer-feminist analysis explores the links between participation in boxing and football, and women's sexuality as represented in the films. Lesbian sexualities are considered in a critique of the erasure of the lesbian sport [film] star. Sexual subjectivity is also discussed in relation to the heterosexual heroic and to patriarchy. In this way I interrogate heterosexuality. I also consider links between ethnicity, women's bodies, and sexuality. In the final instance, I show that the films work to reproduce heterosexual hegemony and depict heteronormative assimilation.

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