Subjective Freedom: Expressions of Lesbianism from Multiple Perspectives in the Handmaiden—Thematic Expressions of Lesbianism
DOI: 10.23977/mediacr.2023.040202 | Downloads: 3 | Views: 159
Menghan Wang 1
1 Department of Arts and Humanities, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
Corresponding AuthorMenghan Wang
In the Korean film The Handmaiden, director Park Chan-wook does not adopt conventional narrative enmities or present traditional ethics. Instead, he uses lip close-ups to amplify the lust contained within the bodies of the protagonists. This is gradually brought to the foreground, where subjective freedom is expressed through various kinds of tension between the film's characters. The present study analyses the film's thematic expression and narrative characteristics of lesbianism.
KEYWORDSKorean film; Lesbianism; Multiple perspectives; The Handmaiden
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Menghan Wang, Subjective Freedom: Expressions of Lesbianism from Multiple Perspectives in the Handmaiden—Thematic Expressions of Lesbianism. Media and Communication Research (2023) Vol. 4: 7-10. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/mediacr.2023.040202.
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