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In the Company of Women: Contemporary Female Friendship Films

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816631780
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Theoretical and Generic Contexts of Contemporary Female Friendship Films 1
1 Women's Film Precedents 27
2 The Sentimental Female Friendship Film: Julia, Girl Friends, The Turning Point, Rich and Famous, Beaches, Steel Magnolias 42
3 The Female Friendship Film and Women's Development: Desperately Seeking Susan, Housekeeping, Mystic Pizza 83
4 The Political Female Friendship Film: Nine to Five, Outrageous Fortune, Thelma & Louise, Mortal Thoughts, Leaving Normal 106
5 The Erotic Female Friendship Film: Lesbianism in the Mainstream: Personal Best, Desert Hearts, Fried Green Tomatoes, Go Fish 139
6 The Female Friendship Film and Women of Color: The Color Purple, Mi Vida Loca, Passion Fish 179
7 Backlash: The Anti-Female Friendship Film: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Single White Female, Poison Ivy 207
Conclusion: The Future of the Female Friendship Film 236
Notes 249
Index 267
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