Hell is a Teenage Girl: The Male Gaze and the Female Gaze in Female Friendship Horror

Track:
SIRP
What:
SIRP
When:
9:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Southdown
Discussion:
0
Horror films centered on teenage girls’ friendships explore societal anxieties about feminine power. My paper analyzes two hallmarks of this sub-genre—The Craft and Jennifer's Body. My research reveals that the conflicting male and female gaze disrupt the possibility of a wholly feminist or anti-feminist interpretation.
Participant
Emerson College

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