Jennifer's Body (2009) Karyn Kusama (portrayal of death and grief (the…
Jennifer's Body (2009) Karyn Kusama
how might this reproduce some normative ideas of beauty: whiteness, weight, sex appeal
also centers sex: power and violence have to come from sexual connotations
the ending: found footage montages/behind the scene stills.
groupie POV: signing breasts
use of Hole's "Violent" as non-diegetic; thinking about women's cultural production
lack of parental authority
polices and thinks about the boundaries between homosocial/sexual: "Lesbigay" "so butch" "cutting boxes" "my tit--no your heart"
questions of cycles and revenge;
portrayal of death and grief
the ways "success" for men in the industry is built off the violence against women
the ritual scene in flashback thinks about trauma and violence
ritual as metaphor for rape
"he's salty" wanting to get with the lead singer; sexual violence; critique of rape culture
with the "Through the Trees" talks about how national conversations of loss and tragedy are commercialized/commodified
how do we deal with trauma and loss?
the toxicity of teen girl relationships
"play" as a verb
Genre: dark comedy; (burning her tongue and I am a god scene)
campy dialogue (you're lime green jell-o) (Diablo Cody niche teen dialogue)
dialogue undercuts the gore
"nice insult hannah motana"; "he's so salty"
What's the "reason" or rationale for the violence?
Jennifer needs to eat
going after men; whatare op[tions for women in horror besides The Final Gilr