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First Dance

by Virginia Kuhn

This initial dance sequence begins like just another misogynistic one, but once Babydoll begins dancing, the point of view is transfered from viewing her to being her. No longer object, she becomes the subject of our view; as such we are denied the voyeuristic pleasure of merely watching her.

First dance sequence, Sucker Punch

This initial dance sequence begins like just another misogynistic one, but once Babydoll begins dancing, the point of view is transfered from viewing her to being her. No longer object, she becomes the subject of our view; as such we are denied the voyeuristic pleasure of merely watching her.

from Sucker Punch (2011)
Creator: Written and directed by Zach Snyder.
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Posted by Virginia Kuhn
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