Synopses & Reviews
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 filmmakers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.
Offers a series of case-studies designed to provide a feminist investigation of the thematic concerns and discursive formations of the contemporary Hollywood cinema. Covering a wide range of genres, this book examines how Hollywood has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities.
An authoritative investigation of Hollywood's portrayal of women. WORKING GIRLS examines Hollywood's ambivalent articulation of women as both active and defined by sexual performance, questioning whether new Hollywood film makers even have grasped, much less responded to, feminism and contemporary sexual identities. Photos.