The Blonde with the Guns: Barb Wire and the "Implausible" Female Action Hero

@article{Edwards2004TheBW,
  title={The Blonde with the Guns: Barb Wire and the "Implausible" Female Action Hero},
  author={M. Edwards},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={39 - 47}
}
  • M. Edwards
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
The author challenges the tendency to view representations of the sexualized female body as inevitably regressive through an analysis of the film Barb Wire (1996). Although critics have dismissed Barb Wire as "implausible" and "anti-feminist," its playful remaking of Casablanca and its unusually strong, provocative heroine make it an important text for gender and film theorists. 
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