Virgins, Vixens, Vamps and Victims: François Ozon's 8 Femmes and the sexual (sub-)texts of French popular culture

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The article explores François Ozon's 2001 film "8 Femmes" which depicted love and desire, virginity and pregnancy, bisexuality and lesbianism, sadomasochism and prostitution. The sociocultural background of the film is examined. The plot of the film is discussed. The article observes both feminism and lesbian activism in the film. It examined postmodernist sexualities and guerrilla warfare. It investigates the successes and failures of evolving theories and practices through the decades of French popular cultural production. It suggests the important achievement of Ozon..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-93
JournalAustralian Journal of French Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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