While I was not planning to see this movie, I decided spontaneously to watch Death Proof from Quentin Tarantino in the Das Kino. I had mixed feelings toward the film.
Knowing from trailers that there would be sexy women and fast cars, I had doubts that this would be a film that I would enjoy. (Yes this is correct, sexy women and fast cars
AREN’T a criterion for a good movie in my opinion.)
And I was right.. There were lap dances, short skirts and wild car chases. Don’t forget the often sexual related conversations.
But… something was different with this film… It was TO exaggerated… It took stereotypes and brought them to new levels.
My conclusion is.. The film is about feminism… Why, would you say, why do you think that a film with lap dances and shirt skirts is about feminism?
The film shows that there ARE women who are in control of their life. They decide what and when they want something from men. They aren’t only decoration, they
are the important roles in the film.
And it also show that women can defend themselves, have the right to talk sexually and think about their life.
This said.. I didn’t like the film because of its lot of violence. But what the violence represented.
|I give the film… 7 out of 10 emancipated women|
Update: I surfed the net for a while and found another entry about the film on the blog of feminist activism.
I left a link to this blog entry in the comment and some of them took the chance to discuss a little bit with me on the comments below. Thx again for doing this!