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dc.contributor.authorWheeler, Kerri-Lynn
dc.description.abstractThis essay uses the films Blue is the Warmest Colour (Kechiche, 2013), and Carol (Haynes, 2015) to examine the challenges and questions which arise when a male filmmaker directs a film with a queer female relationship at its centre. Whenever a male creator has authorial power over queer female subjects their authenticity comes into question. This is especially notable in the critical response to Blue is the Warmest Colour’s explicit sex scenes. Carol , however, was seen as a more authentic representation as it does not eroticise its characters to the same extent. This essay uses textual analysis of the films’ climaxes and sex scenes to contrast the way in which the two relationships are represented. It also draws on feminist film scholarship. Through this, it becomes clear that it is possible for a male filmmaker to represent queer female relationships in a way which can be perceived as authentic. However, a film’s sex scene will inevitably be read in the context of the filmmaker’s gender and sexuality.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectCarol (Film - 2015)en_NZ
dc.subjectBlue Is the Warmest Colour (Film - 2013)en_NZ
dc.subjectqueer filmsen_NZ
dc.subjectsex scenes in filmsen_NZ
dc.subjectlesbians in filmsen_NZ
dc.subjectmale gazeen_NZ
dc.subjectfilm studiesen_NZ
dc.titleExamining sex and climaxes in Blue is the Warmest Colour and Carolen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190204 Film and Televisionen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWheeler, K-L. (2017). Examining Sex and Climaxes in Blue is the Warmest Colour and Carol. Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries. 1(1), 49-56. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2017 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titlePūrātoke : Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industriesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaPerforming and Screen Arts

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