Transgressive sexualities: politics of pleasure and desire in Kamasutra: a tale of love and fire.
Utilizing feminist film theory, critical reviews, and viewer responses, this article examines visual representations of transgressive sexuality in two diasporic Indian women's films: Kamasutra: A Tale of Love by Mira Nair, and Fire by Deepa Mehta. The article draws from research on ancient discourses on sexuality in India to argue that contemporary constructions of women's sexuality in South Asia are not devoid of patriarchal and fundamentalist cultural politics of representation.
Department of Sociology, Economics, and Anthropology, Country College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal of lesbian studies 16:2 2012 pg 135-52
Motion Pictures as Topic
Pub Type(s)Journal Article