By Norma Manatu

ISBN-10: 0786414316

ISBN-13: 9780786414314

This paintings specializes in the sexual objectification of African American ladies in movie from the Nineteen Eighties to the early 2000s. Critics of the detrimental sexual imagery have lengthy speculated that keep watch over through African American filmmakers may swap how African American girls are depicted. This paintings examines 16 movies made by way of men either white and black to determine how the imagery may possibly fluctuate with the race of the filmmaker. 4 dimensions are given exact recognition: the range of the women's roles and relationships with males, the sexual attitudes of the African American woman characters, their attitudes in the direction of males, and their nonverbal and verbal sexual behaviors.

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The roles assigned to black women in film, she argues, “…represent the ambiguity between and the narrowness of … two categories … that of the bitch and that of the ‘ho’ ” (1992, p. 96). Cultural Ideology of the “Other” Though black women now appear in film in greater numbers and with greater frequency, such appearances are excessively limited to portrayals of the amoral Jezebel, superwoman (Collins, 1990), prostitute, and bitch. Films such as New Jack City, She’s Gotta Have It, The Bodyguard, and others are blatant examples of the permanence of the sexual imagery of black women.

Thus, despite the diverse make-up of the American population, for example, film still captures and holds the imagination of cultural members at large because film is a “logical extension and recombination of existing elements in the folk-popular culture continuum” ( Jowett & Linton, 1980, p. 70). Moreover, because film is a “mass cultur[al] product … designed to please the average taste of an undifferentiated audience…” (p. 17), film is said to have a socializing influence on cultural beliefs and attitudes.

Morrison (1992) illustrates how white writers used black presence in their works to improve their cultural image by representing blacks as “other” (p. xi). Absent an oppositional gaze through which to counter the devaluation of blacks generally, “blackness” symbolically split into polarized selves; transformed into signs of the “sexual,” the “savage,” and the “beast”; while “whiteness” remained pure, undifferentiated, whole, and universal. ” And such appears to have been the case. For how blacks in general and black women in particular were defined and socially constructed in relation to whiteness nearly always pointed to an opposite of the positive.

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