Transgressive female sexuality and desire in contemporary Colombian cinema : Hermida’s La luciérnaga and Rodríguez’s Señoritas
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The contemporary Colombian films made by women La luciérnaga (Hermida, 2016) and Señoritas (Rodríguez, 2013) subvert patriarchal gender norms of classic Colombian film narratology through their representation of lesbianism, female sexual self-exploration, and orgasms. The cinematic techniques of these filmmakers construct a specific view of female pleasure, emphasizing the plurality and visibility in cinema of female sexuality and desire. An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of specific sequences suggests that the aesthetics and visual strategies of these women filmmakers evince pioneering female characters and subjectivities that challenge the traditional gaze on female bodies. Their films offer liberating representations that deconstruct the dominant basis of heteronormativity that has historically characterized Colombian narrative cinema.
Valderrama-Burgos , K 2021 , ' Transgressive female sexuality and desire in contemporary Colombian cinema : Hermida’s La luciérnaga and Rodríguez’s Señoritas ' , Latin American Perspectives , vol. 48 , no. 2 , pp. 108-122 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X20988716
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