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Flirting with Danger

Synopsis
Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships. Featuring dramatisations of interviews that Phillips conducted with hundreds of young women, the film examines how the wider culture’s frequently contradictory messages about pleasure, danger, agency, and victimisation enter into women’s most intimate relationships with men. The result is a refreshingly candid, and nuanced, look at how young women are forced to grapple with deeply ambivalent cultural attitudes about female sexuality. Essential for courses that look at popular culture, gender norms, sexuality, and sexual violence.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
2012
Notes
DVD non-regionally encoded.
Subjects
Social Studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
popular culture; sexual relationships; gender differences; heterosexual relationships

Credits

Director
Sut Jhally

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
$250.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Media Education Foundation

Email
info@mediaed.org
Web
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Phone
+1 413 584 8500
Fax
+1 413 586 8398
Address
60 Masonic Street
Northampton
Massachusetts 01060
USA
Notes
The MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of the mass media, particularly in the US, with emphasis on gender, health, politics, race and commercialism. Sale on DVD.

Distributor

Name

Media Education Foundation

Email
info@mediaed.org
Web
http://www.mediaed.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 413.584.8500
Fax
+ 1 413.586.8398
Address
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA
01060
USA

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