Charliegrrl reports on protests in Liverpool and Glasgow about Quentin Tarantino’s new film Death Proof. Tarantino has had a doll called “Rapist No 1” made of himself; feminists are angry that this contributes to a rape culture. They claim the film is “torture porn”, a trend discussed by Kira Cochrane in the Guardian recently.
Feminist views on Death Proof across the blogosphere are varied – it seems the film can be read in different ways. Here are a few feminist bloggers’ discussions of Death Proof:
Oh and by the way – I just found out there’s a Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction & Fantasy Fans! How cool is that!