#MeToo, #BalanceTonPorc, the feminist rape-revenge film in the 2010s and Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge

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Abstract

This article brings together essays on revenge by philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Emmanuel Levinas with the rape-revenge film genre through a detailed reading of French director Coralie Fargeat’s first feature film Revenge (2017). It also links the film’s presentation of rape and violence to the #MeToo movement and how it played out in France under the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag and suggests that the leading protagonist of Revenge Jen (Mathilda Lutz) may be considered as an example of the twenty-first century version of horror’s “Final Girl” first theorized by Carol Clover in the 1980s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-125
Number of pages16
JournalThe Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence
VolumeVI
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • rape
  • revenge
  • Beauvoir
  • Levinas
  • feminist horror

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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