Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Filming Non-Normative Embodiment: Power, Sexuality and Genetic Difference in Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life , a Documentary about a Dominatrix with Marfan Syndrome

Filming Non-Normative Embodiment: Power, Sexuality and Genetic Difference in Jabe Babe – A... <jats:p>This article will examine the ethical and directorial challenges faced by the documentary filmmaker when collaborating with a central subject who lives with a potentially fatal genetic condition, whilst pursuing a career as a professional dominatrix. What modes of representation and collaboration are open to the director, when artificial boundaries and television genre categorisations such as ‘the science documentary’, ‘the biography’ and the fetish or ‘porno film’ seem limiting? Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life ( Merewether 2005 ) seeks to collapse and merge these conventionally distinct practices by developing a hybrid mode of representation, provoking questions about society's desire for sexual, visual, and genetic conformity.</jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Somatechnics Edinburgh University Press

Filming Non-Normative Embodiment: Power, Sexuality and Genetic Difference in Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life , a Documentary about a Dominatrix with Marfan Syndrome

Somatechnics , Volume 1 (2): 334 – Sep 1, 2011

Loading next page...
 
/lp/edinburgh-university-press/filming-non-normative-embodiment-power-sexuality-and-genetic-00T2X8gRI1
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press
Subject
Articles; Film, Media and Cultural Studies
ISSN
2044-0138
eISSN
2044-0146
DOI
10.3366/soma.2011.0023
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

<jats:p>This article will examine the ethical and directorial challenges faced by the documentary filmmaker when collaborating with a central subject who lives with a potentially fatal genetic condition, whilst pursuing a career as a professional dominatrix. What modes of representation and collaboration are open to the director, when artificial boundaries and television genre categorisations such as ‘the science documentary’, ‘the biography’ and the fetish or ‘porno film’ seem limiting? Jabe Babe – A Heightened Life ( Merewether 2005 ) seeks to collapse and merge these conventionally distinct practices by developing a hybrid mode of representation, provoking questions about society's desire for sexual, visual, and genetic conformity.</jats:p>

Journal

SomatechnicsEdinburgh University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2011

There are no references for this article.