A Madonna in Laleli and Secret: Marginalizing Revirginization and Revirginizers in Turkish Cinema

@article{Gzel2019AMI,
  title={A Madonna in Laleli and Secret: Marginalizing Revirginization and Revirginizers in Turkish Cinema},
  author={H. G{\"u}zel},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={15},
  pages={416 - 422}
}
  • H. Güzel
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
S exuality is a taboo topic in Turkish movies as (auto)censorship has become standard following heightened state control of the film industry, especially since the early 2000s (Kuyas 2017), which includes restrictions on discussions around virginity. The movies A Madonna in Laleli (Azize: Bir Laleli Hikayesi, 1999) and Secret (Saklı, 2015) have a special place in the Turkish film archive because of their focus on revirginization practices. Revirginization is the set of methods women use to… Expand

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