Kisses, Bitches: Pretty Little Liars Frames Postfeminism’s Adolescent Girl

@article{Whitney2017KissesBP,
  title={Kisses, Bitches: Pretty Little Liars Frames Postfeminism’s Adolescent Girl},
  author={Sarah E. Whitney},
  journal={Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature},
  year={2017},
  volume={36},
  pages={353 - 377}
}
  • S. Whitney
  • Published 11 November 2017
  • Sociology
  • Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
ABSTRACT: This article examines the contribution of the young adult series Pretty Little Liars to contemporary understandings of the teenage girl. Over the course of eighteen novels, protagonists Hanna, Emily, Spencer, and Aria struggle to escape the mysterious “A,” who sees their every move, manipulates them into embarrassing situations, and publicly airs their secrets. I argue that the series productively utilizes the paranoid form to interrogate particular forms of cultural condescension… 
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