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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09589230120086511
With a lawsuit implicating Natural Born Killers in real-world violence still pending, the representation of violence in Oliver Stone's 1994 film remains a controversial issue. This article examines the gendering of violence - both in the film itself and in three of the most infamous 'copycat' cases - and demonstrates that the apparently gender-neutral term 'natural born killers' is used to disguise the normalisation of male violence on- and off-screen. While male violence is normalised, it is argued that representations of female violence emphasise transformation and undercut women's violent subjectivity through a re-positioning of women as erotic objects.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Boyle, Dr Karen|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|College/School:||College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies|
|Journal Name:||Journal of Gender Studies|