One of the lengthiest and most obscure debates among cinema fans regards the topic of what is cult, what art-house and what mainstream. Usually, discussions like that do not reach a definite conclusion, however, there are some themes, notions and events that define what is cult, which is the point of interest of this particular list. The filmmakers that shot the films in this list challenged the notions of everything considered normal and even acceptable by society, in terms of politics, culture, history, society, violence and sex. This tactic originated from their non-existent regard for commercial success and resulted in broken taboos, offensive and even blasphemous images, characters, dialogues and themes, and even to a number of hilarious
A lot of questions arise with respect to one’s morality and values. The job is so dejected by the culture and the people that one has to even skin their profession from their own relatives and even the loved ones. The moment one recognises a Sex Worker is the moment that can destroy one’s career, one’s social life and even the peace of mind. The manner in which one tackles with the complications that tag along the label of a sex worker is also interrelated to the kind of background one comes from. It would be an easier task to answer a society that can be really open-minded and western to accept a woman in a pleasure seeking job to make a living but to the same within a society that satisfies the younger generation with an response like “A child is born with the God’s Grace and nothing more”, sex education and sex as a profession cannot really be seen as an option!
Huxley uses this to criticize the ridiculousness in the standard of which people are held in society; both men and women are judged on their physical beauty and, in some instances, are labeled of their worth due to their appearance and its perception by society. The novels examples of Linda being ridiculed on her “hideous” appearance further serves to shed light on the sexist nature of the role of women being judged and men being the judges in western society. Moreover, the fact that “nobody had the smallest desire to see Linda” after her traumatizing experience with Tomakin which left her in bed rest, is set to apply a satirical comment on how after a woman has “lost her youth” she is seen as no longer useful to society (Huxley 153). Huxley uses these instances to comment on the underlying sexism seen in literature and gender roles of society which force women to strive to only obtain physical beauty for the sake of being “useful”; in contrast, this sexism usually consists of labeling men for being
An outsider may find this coarse and lewd because of the manner in which they are sexually articulated. The focus of the songs, chants, dances and conversations is basically on the body and bodily practices. The body in this case is not just an anatomical fact but a cultural sign or site that people seek to construct, deconstruct and reconstruct to fit their values (1996). Foucault (…..) says that the body is the one always punished however various penal practices that constitute or institute the respective
As cited earlier, one of the driving motivational forces for explaining male pornography use and abuse is the need to humiliate sources of beauty and sexual objects and persons of affection - that in reality - can never be realized. In fact, in this type of case scenario, pornography use and abuse is a coping mechanism for unresolved anger and social rejection. In many cases, sexual fantasies that seem to assist with anger reduction and coping with social rejection are those fantasies that humiliate the sexual object of affection. Moreover, some males will go to extreme measures in order to experience the ultimate orgasmic highs associated with applying humiliation upon the sexual object or person of affection such as: viewing males or females
Anna Campbell Professor Himmel ENC 1102 19 March 2018 Keeping Up Appearances Popular culture is fascinated with the unreliability of appearances, yet many individuals feel the need to hide reality behind a false appearance. A beast may truly be a handsome prince, but regular people must conceal their flaws. This conflict is described in the poems “We Wear the Mask,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar, and “A Certain Lady,” by Dorothy Parker, with varied emotions; Dunbar addresses the subject with sorrow, whereas the tone of Parker’s poem is bitter and mocking. In “We Wear the Mask,” Paul Laurence Dunbar uses the image of a mask to describe the way outward appearances can give false impressions of a person. In the first line, he describes the titular mask: “We wear the mask that grins and lies,/It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes” (1-2).
According to Eco, ugly people are portrayed as violent, criminals and bad people in general. This repels and attracts us with equal power. Currently, we idolise the classic beauty of Brad Pitt or Nicole Kidman, but also idolise the likes of Marilyn Branson. Hence, there is confusion and frustration within art theory and the philosophy of art in defining what exactly art is. It is interesting to note, what gets included and what is left out.
As we all know, India is famous for its various religions and temples, as well as the eroticism in their art history. It is Devangana Desai1 Hindu temples all over India are replete with sexual motifs, not only renowned temples like those of Khajuraho, Konarak and Bhubaneswar but also temples lesser known sites have portrayals of erotic figures. So here comes the question, the temples are usually considered as the sacred places where the deities should stay, but why are these erotic sculptures set in these temples? In the highest thought and wisdom of India culture, sex was considered as a distraction of self-realization, but why it was depicted on the religious architecture? Actually the sex in the religious art of India culture
Be it Mandakini, Parveen Babi or the current crop of actresses. From 'Sheila Ki Jawaani ' to 'Munni ki Badnaami ', its usually women who are utilised as objects of desire and sexual objects. The situation is no different in Indian culture where birth of a girl child is frowned upon with disdain in some parts of India and shockingly even among elite and educated Indians. Indian cinema is the biggest culprit as the reach and impact by Commercial films is the most and it is shameful that such an industry still resorts to item songs and objectification of women without analyzing the negating impact on society. In this attempt to engage with the broad problematic of a feminist film criticism in Malayalam cinema we must deconstruct gender as a constitutive element in film production.
Television is a visual media and its main thrust is on entertainment. In the competition with the visual media, the reporters often stoop to adopt undesirable modes, which in effect, trivialise cardinal issues, diluting them with buffoonery. Like sensationalism, trivialisation is also a curse to media ethics. It will lead to the reader to a habit of ‘light’ reading and peripheral thinking. Important events such as weddings and murders are described as trivial and insignificant matters while malignant gossip is projected with minute details.