Monday, October 06, 2008

Orgasms, anyone?

" The classic femme fatale was known for her trigger-happy killings, not her orgasms. Her sexuality per se was passive, limited to its allure. Although narratively she manoeuvred the male protagonist with her sexuality, the specifically sexual desire and pleasure it served belonged to the male. "

Chris Straayer, "Femme Fatale or Lesbian Femme: Bound in Sexual Différance", in Women in Film Noir, Ed. E. Ann Kaplan, London: BFI Publishing, 1998

1 comment:

floudion said...

is that fair?