Bringing Legacy to Light: WINDOWS Through a Widened Scope

The world of voyeurism in film has been traditionally a heteronormative slanted space for parasocial perversion dominated by men both behind and in front of the camera, from Hitchockian foundational staples like REAR WINDOW to dePalma’s erotic successors and everything inbetween. The intrigue teased by Hitchock would enjoy a full sexualized renaissance after the collapse […]

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Loud and Queer: Why THELMA AND LOUISE Is a Well-Rounded, Foundational Paradigm of Orientation and Identity

Love can be tacit — loud yet implicit, a silent understanding so potent it warrants no verbalization. A swirling amalgam of all its many emotional components that envelops the heart like a tempestuous twister. Strength is not measured in expression, but in feeling. All too often the power of implication is abandoned in favor of […]

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Expressionistic Intent in the Face of Subjectivity: Why Haywire Sets a Precedent for the Biopic Quandary

There exists a thin and ambiguous threshold within the narrative realms of any communicative conduit where emotional experience can easily be exploited as fact — where defining influences execute a punitive coup de grace to manipulate and malign. The integral austerity often essential to documentaries is often entirely abandoned in the adjacent genre of the […]

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BEYOND THE SORDID SOIREE: ON ‘CRIMES OF PASSION’ & THE INTERSECTION OF SEX AND SOCIETY

Sex is far too often presented as reductive surface sensationalism, a buoying excuse to indulge in objectifying hedonism — where dignity is somewhat spared under the guise of “art” and “film” rather than “porn,” a perpetuating agent of the sociological shame with which we equate it. Seldom do we stop to consider the possibilities of […]

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