Chronic Tomboys: Feminism, Survival, and Paranoia in Jodie Foster’s Body of Work

@article{Stahl2016ChronicTF,
  title={Chronic Tomboys: Feminism, Survival, and Paranoia in Jodie Foster’s Body of Work},
  author={Lynne Stahl},
  journal={The Velvet Light Trap},
  year={2016},
  volume={77},
  pages={50 - 68}
}
  • Lynne Stahl
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Velvet Light Trap
From Freaky Friday (1976) to Flightplan (2005), Jodie Foster has made a career of defying gender norms, a defiance predicated largely upon her characteristically tom-boyish embodiment and a mode of being that combines activeness, visual agency, and a distinctively resistant demeanor that spans her body of work to the extent that one can hardly watch any one of her films without involuntary recourse to her earlier and later movies. This essay takes up David Fincher’s Panic Room (2002), which… Expand
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