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Put the blame on Mame sequence from Gilda

by Critical Commons Manager

In this iconic scene from Charles Vidor's Gilda, Rita Hayworth exposes the limits of female performative license when her sexuality is too directly expressed on stage, resulting in physical recontainment. Compare the outcome of this scene with Maureen O'Hara's audience confrontation in Dorothy Arzner's Dance, Girl, Dance (1940).

Female sexuality explodes and is contained in Gilda

Rita Hayworth threatens to exceed acceptable limits for a female performer when a nightclub act turns into a striptease

from Gilda (1946)
Creator: Charles Vidor
Distributor: Columbia Classics DVD
Posted by Critical Commons Manager