Women of Color Behind Black Panther discussion

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Analyze the image of Oyke and the Dora Milaje Warriors, also known as the 'adored ones.' In your analysis address the ways that this image and the roles of Oyke and the Dora Warriors represent specific notions of power, women of color, class, and Africa in Hollywood film. Answer should one paragraph.

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10 pts. = Insightful Analysis which goes beyond lecture notes; 8-9 pts. = Repetition of class materials and discussion;

5-7 pts. = Shows basic awareness on class material ; 1-4-pts. = Effort;

0 pts = Incorrect/does not answer

Women of Color Behind Black Panther discussion
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Goals • Analyze representations of Black Action Men/Women from Blaxploitaiton films to contemporary films. • Be able to identify and analyze the various types of action heroines in film. Films: Black Panther (2018). Women of Color Behind Black Panther • Costume Designer: Ruth E. Carter “actual tribes across the continent to ground outfits in tradition and to celebrate the culture of those countries” • Production Designer: Hannah Beachler (Lemonade - 2016). • Jewelry Designer: Douriean Fletcher Historical Stereotypes of Black Women on Film 1)Mammy – • Matriarchal Figure/Domestic Servant/asexual 2) Jezebel – • Seductress, insatiable sexual appetite • Used to justify rape of black slave by white men 3)The Sapphire• Rude, loud, emasculating “Angry Black woman” • Directs anger toward Black men Attendance Q.1 Identify and define one stereotype of Black women in film. (5pts) 70s Blaxploitation Takes over Hollywood Black + exploitation= Blaxploitation ($$$) 1970s Hollywood Formula: • Black women fighting male and white institutions of oppression • Black men & women fighting “The Man” • Black women seeking revenge & saving communities • Revolution • Violence • Urban areas Glamorization of: • Inner city “ghetto” • Pimps, drug dealers, prostitutes, gangsters • Sex Images of Women in Blaxploitation Films New Images of Black Women Critique: Negative Stereotypes • Women sexualized • ‘Ghetto’ life glamorized • Re-envisions Black sexuality stereotypes- (Buck/Jezebel) • White directors making $ and misrepresenting Black culture • Coalition Against Blaxploitation – NAACP, – Urban League, – Southern Christian Leadership Conference Praise: Black Agency • Black Actors & Representations • Women empowered & liberated • Black Female Spectatorship! • Black Women fought patriarchy & racism..and WIN! • Black men defeat White systems of oppression Attendance Q.2 In one sentence, Write one praise or one critique of the representation of Black Women in Blaxploitation films. (5 pts.) Excellent Reads! Sassy Supermamas • Stephanie Dunn, author of the book "Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas" pages 53-54, (2008) states: • “ Black supermamas are not destroyed in blaxploitation fantasies, since the formula dictates that they must win in the end... • “Yet, the supermama 'wins' in narratives that simultaneously glorify and objectify her and at points punish her for being so 'baad.‘” • “The heroines of blaxploitation fantasies are bold, uppity black women who 'don't take no mess' and defy staying their place”. • “As sassy supermamas they visibly pose the threat of castration to men. They challenge and destroy powerful white and male enemies...” • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWFwtqlT WSg&list=PL5qwNmSSd5EtjIV5QaSCcksH2qej4iya “I want you to suffer” (Option) On your own, watch Baad Assss Cinema, • Identify examples of each of the following: • 1)Historical & Social Context • 2) Political Implications • 3) Images of Urban Life/ Black Culture • 4) Images of Women as “Supermamas” • 5) Criticism of “Blaxploitation” Films • 6) Counter arguments to criticisms of “Blaxploitation” Films Blaxploitaiton Films End. Transition Slide Stereotypical Images of Black Women Re-Emerge However, Action Heroines Show Promise… Yvonne Tasker, Author of Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema (1998) proposes 4 types of Action Heroines in film. They are: 1. The Mother 2. Tomboy 3. Feisty Heroine 4. Porn Fantasy Figure (Comic Book) The Mother: Characteristics • Maternal because the motivating characteristic is to protect child or children • Sometimes driven by memory of a child that has died • Examples: Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 or Kill Bill Tomboy: Characteristics • Masculine character • Stay masculine the whole time • Tends to be butch • Dresses androgynously • Not overtly sexual • Example: Vasquez from Alien Feisty Heroine Characteristics: • Moves between masculine and feminine roles • Often becomes love interest of the hero • Capable of taking care of themselves, but sometimes rely on a man to save them • Examples: Jennifer Garner in Daredevil, or Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider The Porn/Fantasy or Comic Book Heroine Characteristics • Exaggerated woman heroine • Extremely sexualized in clothing, actions, and speech • Typical male fantasy • Uses sexuality to get what she wants Example: Pamela Anderson, Barb Wire Attendance Q.3 Identify one of the four action heroine types, according to the author Yvonne Tasker. (Just name- do not describe) (5 pts.) Are Newer “tropes” Emerging? Star Wars (2015). Rey Hunger Games(2012). Katniss Divergent (2015). Tris 1) Watch video Representation in the film Black Panther (2018). https://nowthisnews.com/videos/pop/heres-why-black-panther-is-soimportant-in-2018-america 2) Watch video on Hollywood African Stereotypes. Newer Tropes? Racial Diversity? https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/african-men-hollywoodstereotypes/ 3) Watch Video on Black Panther costumes. https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/black-panther-costumedesigner-on-creating-afro-centric-looks Film Viewing Questions 1) How does the director Ryan Coogler ensure “with all the technological advancements, you don’t leave the culture out. Africa is a culture that has been colonized and oftentimes demonized, so it was about reclaiming certain things as beautiful and powerful”. 2) How are female action figures represented? 3) How are power relations represented (think race, class, gender, geography, colonization, etc)? Attendance Q.4 Choose one of the film viewing questions. Write the answer in complete sentences with a supporting scene example. (5 pts w/ scene example).

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Dr_BettyTet
School: Purdue University

hey do you need any reference. let me know if you do. regards buddy.

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