I just have to say this is an awesome ad. Gender is a societal construction and so are images of beauty. Why conform to gender norms? Show some ambiguity in the media and maybe people will stop trying to meet the standards of emphasized femininity and hegamonic masculinity. Live how you want to live and stop conforming.
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This would also be interesting in a discussion of race, with the idea of asians as "feminine" and whites as "masculine". (Reminds me of the play "M. Butterfly" in this regard, though somewhat reversed.)
Can someone tell me who performs the track on this ad? It is from a film I saw and I remember finding it very disturbing.
My office mate swears it was in "Eyes Wide Shut," but I cannot attest to that one way or the other.
it was eyes wide shut. and wow. i love this add on so many levels, but also struggling with the assumed heteronormality, even within the gender bending context.
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