Yes, She Can: Examining Female Roles in Contemporary Science-Fiction Film
Hurst, Jade Dee Anne Victoria
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.A.) -- Cinema Studies
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Cinema Studies
Works cited: pages 35-36.
"This thesis will examine how the roles of women in science fiction have evolved from early cinema to present day. Films released prior to 2015 often failed in representing women as equal to their male counterparts, either by limiting their involvement or criticizing their perceived weaknesses. The films Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Mad Max: Fury Road offer a break from these traditions. Through a discussion of sexuality, costumes, and gender dynamics, this thesis will suggest a shift in audience expectations and show that women can now work alongside their male companions as equal."
Keywords: science-fiction, female roles, genre studies, sexuality, costume, gender dynamics
CHAIR: Newsom, Charles (Chad)
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