Con-Artists, Valkyries, and Revenge Seekers
In the previous Chapter 3, I focused on sexual orientation and the way same-sex desire in noir is routinely problematised as a way of normalising heterosexual coupledom. My analysis also revealed how conventional nuclear family structures are valued above all else — attesting that women can relish the gains of feminism, so long as their intrinsic values reside with the preservation of familial order. This chapter continues with an exploration into the way dominant postfeminist discourse weaves its own agendas into established conventions of noir and how this in turn shapes the construction of the postmillennial spider woman.
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