Desire, Youth, and Realism in Tamil Cinema

  title={Desire, Youth, and Realism in Tamil Cinema},
  author={Constantine V. Nakassis and Melanie A. Dean},
  journal={Journal of Linguistic Anthropology},
This article first examines representations of women's desire in Tamil cinema, from highly implicit and non-transgressive representations of desire in an older movie to linguistically explicit and transgressive representations of desire in a recent hit movie. We then examine how such contemporary filmic representations are related to what we call a mode of realist spectatorship, and how this mode of spectatorship is linked to a particular social group (male youth) and to film form. We argue… 

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