First Things First

The comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous, a satire on American beauty pageants in the boondocks, can be read as a kind of gross-out parody of chicklit. This is not a world in which female life revolves around sex and “love”; here, everyone takes sex for granted and the ambition is rather to escape the small Minnesota township. It should not greatly surprise us that “girls just want to get ahead”, any more that it should surprise us that a queen cat hunts for her dinner. Survival comes before reproduction.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:44 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: WHAT WOMEN WANT, On Sovereignty And Hierarchy

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