"The new girlfriend", by François Ozon

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"The new girlfriend", by François Ozon

Joined: May 14th, 2017, 5:32 pm

October 23rd, 2017, 4:07 pm #1

Has anybody watched the movie? What's your opinion on it? I'm in the process of getting access to the movie, but it will take some time. 

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Joined: November 17th, 2015, 5:51 am

October 25th, 2017, 2:29 am #2

I loved this film, really did. The film is easily available on DVD in the UK, you can obtain it on Amazon.
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Joined: November 17th, 2015, 8:02 am

October 28th, 2017, 3:14 pm #3

I worked on it (I do close captioning for a living). Difficult to say if a film is good or bad after that. And I even saw this house in real (it's close from here).
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Joined: May 14th, 2017, 5:32 pm

October 31st, 2017, 9:18 pm #4

I have to say I didn't like the film at all. The horror, the horror. 
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Joined: March 1st, 2017, 3:20 pm

November 12th, 2017, 7:29 pm #5

Being trans shouldn't be the thematic meat for drama, drama.

There seems concurrence in the trans-literature that suggests somehow we are "broken" and it's a deep, dark, pathos ridden escapade.

Judith Butler asserts that gender variance is a post-modern development and the "narrative problem" is that gender-signifiers become "unintelligible."

Perhaps the real conflict / tension in this gender narrative is that socio-culturally gender is bifurcated. Gender is a hetero-sexist, fascist dogma that has no working vocabulary to accommodate gender variance -- not without tagging these lexical terms with "pathological" classification.

We use gender presentation to sort out potential sexual partners, and by extension we order our worlds according to a hetero-normative dyad.

Who we are needs to be unambiguous, intelligible, and let us skip the pathos and drama.
Allison Wunderland's Transcend Dance --
http://allisontranscend.blogspot.com/
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