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Made to measure: The Dress and the politics of sexual citizenship

Prout, Ryan ORCID: 2022. Made to measure: The Dress and the politics of sexual citizenship. Short Film Studies 12 (2) , pp. 173-182.

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This article examines questions of sexual citizenship in The Dress (2020). It situates the film’s narrative alongside disability studies’ repositioning in a social model of the sexuality of people with disabilities. It argues that interpreting The Dress as a contribution to discourse about sexual inclusivity is not at odds with seeing the film as one in which the representation of human desires and frustrations assumes a universal relevance. Analysis of mise-en-scène, and comparisons drawn from art history, query the film’s use of aesthetics. Reference to Intimate Encounters 20 Years On underscores cultural specificities in turns between conservativism and progressivism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1. The Dress 2. Disability 3. Sexual citizenship 4. Achondroplasia 5. Anna Dzieduszycka 6. Tadeusz Łysiak
Language other than English: Polish
Publisher: Intellect
ISSN: 2042-7824
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 September 2022
Date of Acceptance: 21 July 2022
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 09:43

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