Vittima o carnefice? La rappresentazione della donna nel gotico italiano
| COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2007 - 2. Genere e generi. Figure femminili nell'immaginario cinematografico italiano
The analysis of the fantastic and horror production of the 1960s offers a surprising evidence: taking the distances
from the standards of gender, the autochthonous production differs from other for the presence of
female protagonists, together active and seductive. Not only victims, nor masculinized heroines, but women
acting as deus ex machina, without renouncing to their typically feminine features. The female characters
show however an ambivalence: they are heroines, but also monsters. They leave open questions on the role
of genre in the emancipation process of women.