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Women and Spike Lee, IV: Rape

The exploitation of women extends even further in some films, to the point of rape. Rape in Spike’s films serves to assert male power over women: putting the unruly woman back in her place. In School Daze, Julian exhibits his complete … Continue reading

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Women and Spike Lee, I: Women as Sexual Objects

Despite Spike Lee’s many talents as a filmmaker, he still has a blind spot when it comes to women, portraying them in the same (or worse) terms as the white patriarchy his films react against. Female characters in his films … Continue reading

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