Gender Performativity in Rizal Mantovani's Air Terjun Pengantin

Sutandio, Anton (2015) Gender Performativity in Rizal Mantovani's Air Terjun Pengantin. Journal of Media & Mass Communication, 1 (1 & 2). pp. 76-83. ISSN 237805047

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This paper examines a contemporary Indonesian horror film, Rizal Mantovani's Air Terjun Pengantin (2009) in regards to its visual representation of gender. The film allegorically highlights the contention between the contemporary Indonesian discourses on gender and the New Order gender politics. In particular, this paper explores two elements of gender performativity: body images and sexuality. Significantly the film incorporates elements of horror that inform the film's distinct use of allegory and engagement with issues of problematic Indonesian gender construction. The paper employs Judith Butler's sense of gender performativity to analyze the film's use of representation of sexuality. As the result, the film shows how the idea of gender materializes between the undying paternalistic and misogynistic Indonesia and the contemporary Indonesian gender discourses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender performativity, body images, sexuality, New Order regime, Indonesian gender discourses, allegory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 10:21

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