Phallic Female Models of Media Postfeminism: An approach to Millennium, Avatar, and The Hunger Games.

Asunción Bernárdez Rodal

Abstract

This article presents a cultural critique of three blockbuster movies: Millenium 1, Avatar and The Hunger Games, analyzing a particular aspect: the figure of women protagonists, arguing that a shift is occurring in the conventional representation of a model feminine, that feminist criti- cism has been defined as “phallic women”. After posing the relationship between femininity and violence, the text offers a history of the term phallic heroin developed in the 80s and 90s, and to contrast them with most current models of film. The thesis is that in popular culture media have begun to be acceptable models of female warriors beyond hyper-sexualized model itself prior period: phallic women in recent years have positive attributes of classic femininity beyond physical beauty.

Keywords

film; falic women; Avatar; Millenium; The Hunger Games; feminism

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