AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

Staging Gender Identity

by Gloria Tramontana

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Gender Identity; Some Like it hot
Record ID: 1122424
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/15941


The aim of this project is the investigate the use of the Drag act in the movie “Some like it hot” in relation to the concepts of gender identity and gender performance. In order to do so, the two main characters of the film will be analyzed according to Feminist Film Theorist Mulvey’s notion of “the male gaze”. Consequentially, Goffman’s dramaturgy theory and Butler’s theory on “gender performativity” will be introduced in relation to the projects’ aim. The theories will be applied in order to have a better understanding of the implication of the use of Drag in relation to the authenticity of the concept of gender identity.