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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Apr 2022|
- feminist horror
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)