Gender and the body are inextricably connected, and it could be argued that within any given filmic context, they are also closely related to genre and generic traditions. Moreover, genres often use genders, gender stereotypes and bodies in diverse and specific ways, and gender and its relationship to the body performs different functions in the context of any given genre. This collection aims to critically examine and interrogate the representation of the body and its relationship to both gender and genre in contemporary North American and European films.
Review of Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s by Elena Gorfinkel. University of Minnesota Press. 2017. [HB/PB]. 320pp. Review by Darshana Sreedhar Mini, University of Southern California, USA.