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cor-ardens · 6 days ago
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Interesting that Mark says this after Anna tells him of her “miscarriage”, and of course Nola accuses Frank of being repulsed by her after he sees her give (a twisted kind of) birth.
The Brood (1979), dir. David Cronenberg
Possession (1981), dir. Andrzej Żuławski
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liminalweirdo · a month ago
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It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out — and come back for more.
Bela Lugosi
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2-dreamy · 7 months ago
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“Nobody’s Daughter” by Hole, Suspiria (2018) dir. Luca Guadagnino, Winter of Artifice by Anaïs Nin, “Fast as You Can” by Fiona Apple, The Hunger (1983) dir. Tony Scott, The Veiled Woman by Anaïs nin, “Feed” by Soccer Mommy, "Mother" by the Police
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sawariya · 6 months ago
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The good girl is always a ghost,/ the body is always a wound.
- Anne Champion, Bettie Page and the Wisdom of Old Age
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aphrodit3sdoll · a month ago
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Stay golden
Work from my contemporary art degree
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finalgirlism · 7 months ago
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letterboxd spotify
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fanqtasia · 10 months ago
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this is the funniest thing ive ever made
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sadgyalsclub · a year ago
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“every woman knows how to be grotesque”
—Erin Marie Hall, “Showstopping”
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talk to me about women being "monstrous" or broken because they can't have kids?
what could be more monstrous than a woman who does not exist—who cannot exist—to be filled by a man’s desires, purposes, dreams?
motherhood is the goal, of course. motherhood is the ultimate aspiration. we’re swimming through it, still, with every question a couple gets about when they’re planning to have kids; and with every woman who gets passed over for a job or a promotion because, statistically, she’s going to go on mat leave as soon as she has some stable employment and isn’t that just a waste of resources; and with every article about how you, too, can have a career and a family and it all; and with every woman who gets denied the hysterectomy or ooectomy she needs because she is so young, still, and she can’t possibly know what she’ll want in the future; and with…
because a woman is a vessel to be filled by her father, and then a woman is a vessel to be filled by her husband, and then a woman is a vessel filling over for her children. (the yonic chalice, from which to drink.)
strip away motherhood, and what is left?
not a woman, certainly, because women aren’t creatures that exist in their own right.
(what else must be lacking from her if she is lacking the essentials? what else is left to her if she is lacking the essentials?)
a monster, then. a creature in the shape of a woman.
not to say that there are not monstrous mothers; horror is filled with closetfuls of monstrous mothers. because gestation and birth and motherhood are all bloody with horror (every birth is a future death, of course, and isn’t there something monstrous in creation—god’s purview—being the domain of women?).
and this is also not to say that narratives cannot be reclaimed. they can and should and are. but there can be no reclamation without criticality, and it is the harsh truth that there are no narratives we can reclaim that are without blemish, without hurt, without deeply rooted violence and grief. (you cannot worship athena in all her wisdom and grace, and not reckon with how she cursed her priestess to disfigurement, banishment, and death, for the crime of her rape.) when we blind ourselves to injustices, we render ourselves incapable of fighting injustice.
and, of course, there’s always the inescapable fact that terfs equate womanhood with the womb. but i’m sure that’s a coincidence and very logical and not at all drenched in transphobia and misogyny.
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liminalweirdo · a year ago
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Women, long regarded as the lodestars of excess, are eyed like shape-shifters with the power to transform into Medusa. But I've since realized that there is power in what others call monstrosity. Our refusal to abide, to prioritize the comfort of the West's hegemonic governance, lays bare the rickety scaffolding of culture's so-called behavioral norms. The roots of rules are never so deep that they cannot be wrenched from the soil; man-made boundaries remain at the mercy of the creatures who erected them. For when we are Too Much — and when we refuse to apologize for that — we burst against those walls and marvel as they give way like sand.
Rachel Vorona Cote, Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today
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ligeia-of-the-rhine · 2 years ago
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The female monster, or monstrous feminine, wears many faces:
the amoral primeval mother (Aliens, 1986)
vampire (The Hunger, 1983)
witch (Carrie, 1976)
woman as monstrous womb (The Brood, 1979)
woman as bleeding wound (Dressed to Kill, 1980)
woman as possessed body (The Exorcist, 1973)
the castrating mother (Psycho, 1960)
woman as beautiful but deadly killer (Basic Instinct, 1992)
 aged psychopath (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962)
the monstrous girl-boy (A Reflection of Fear, 1973)
woman as non-human animal (Cat People, 1942)
woman as life-in-death (Life-force, 1985)
woman as the deadly femme castratrice (I Spit On Your Grave, 1978).
– Barbara Creed, from The Monstrous-Feminine.
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gatarojastuff · a year ago
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Franklyn (2008)
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thefudge · a year ago
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There is a joking saying that ‘Love is homesickness’; and whenever a man dreams of a place or a country and says to himself, while he is still dreaming: ‘this place is familiar to me, I’ve been here before,’ we may interpret the place as being his mother’s genitals or her body.
Barbara Creed, The Monstrous Feminine 
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aphrodit3sdoll · a month ago
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Abjection (2018)
Reflecting on old art pieces. I miss creating everyday. (I actually think I ruined this peice when I finished it)
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