Color Me Dubious

I am profoundly doubtful that it's possible to "take back the knife" and make a feminist horror film, mainly because such a thing can't exist outside the context of a culture in which women are disproportionately subjected to sexual torture and violence, and the validation of narratives underlying those acts are conferred by the endemic glorification for entertainment and packaging for casual consumption of sexual torture and violence, irrespective of the sex/gender of the protagonists.

It's a "this shit doesn't happen in a void" thing.

Diablo Cody, whose "high school retro-horror romp" Jennifer's Body hits theaters Sept. 18, naturally disagrees.


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