African American Women and Sexuality in the Cinema
By: Norma Manatu (author)Paperback
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This work focuses on the sexual objectification of African American women in film from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Critics of the negative sexual imagery have long speculated that control by African American filmmakers would change how African American women are depicted. This work examines sixteen films made by males both white and black to see how the imagery might vary with the race of the filmmaker. Four dimensions are given special attention: the diversity of the women's roles and relationships with men, the sexual attitudes of the African American female characters, their attitudes towards men, and their nonverbal and verbal sexual behaviors.
Norma Manatu is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She lives in New York.
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