Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
This documentary thesis deconstructs the representation of women in media and culture. Women’s sexuality is explored, presenting a deeper understanding of contemporary discourse regarding hyper-sexualization. The film maintains a feminist approach by offering primacy to various women and their unique experiences. A more complex understanding of different perspectives provides a greater outlook on the entire concept of sexualization. Furthermore, this documentary interacts with culture and media as means to understanding the hyper sexualization of womanhood. The documentary certifies that womanhood is not a monolithic experience. Finally, it is argued that women should be in control of the various narratives pertaining to womanhood and women’s sexuality.KEYWORDS: sexualization; male gaze; objectification; subjectification; intersectionality
Lesure, Tyvon Devontae, "Phenomenal Women and Their Sexualization in Media" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1450.
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