‘You can be whoever you want to be’: Neoliberal Culture and The Girlfriend Experience (2016)

by Martin Fradley, University of Brighton, UK. Based on Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film, Starz’ US television drama The Girlfriend Experience (2016) is an unsettling tale of entrepreneurial selfhood. Taking place within a rarefied social universe, it is filmed in the visual lingua franca of the neoliberal present: a coolly desaturated blue-grey world of glacial surfaces, … Continue reading ‘You can be whoever you want to be’: Neoliberal Culture and The Girlfriend Experience (2016)

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversion

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversion, edited by Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy, is the first critical anthology to offer extended analysis of the representation of sexual perversities on screen and will be published by I.B. Tauris August 2017. Interrogating the recent shift towards the mainstream in the cinematic representation of previously marginalised sexual practices, it challenges the discourses and … Continue reading Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversion