Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 5.2 of 7)

V. Fembot Fatale: Gender and Consciousness Performance in Battlestar Galactica Sharon, the other Cylon character mentioned previously, is also a character highly coded with ideas of motherhood. Unlike many of the other female characters on the show, the audience never sees Sharon act sexually. At most, Helo and she share a few on-screen kisses, butContinue reading “Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 5.2 of 7)”

Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 5.1 of 7)

V. Fembot Fatale: Gender and Consciousness Performance in Battlestar Galactica   The ultimate melding of the Femme Fatale figure with the figure of the Fembot can be found in the modern remake of the 1970’s television series, Battlestar Galactica in the character known simply as Number 6.  For those unfamiliar with this sci-fi staple ofContinue reading “Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 5.1 of 7)”

Feminism and the Figure Fembot (Part 4.4 of 7)

IV. Imperfect Perfection: The Fembot, the Femme Fatale, and the Male Psyche The Fembot and the Femme Fatale are two artistic archetypes that clearly share much in common. Yet, there is another female archetype that arose from the film noir cinema of the thirties and forties. Janey Place refers to this figure as “the virgin,Continue reading “Feminism and the Figure Fembot (Part 4.4 of 7)”

Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 4.3 of 7)

IV. Imperfect Perfection: The Fembot, the Femme Fatale, and the Male Psyche Having established the connection between these two liminal models of femininity, only one question remains unanswered: why create these figures that by their very nature cannot conform to societal established archetypes of womanhood in the first place if they must ultimately be destroyed?Continue reading “Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 4.3 of 7)”

Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 4.2 of 7)

IV. Imperfect Perfection: The Fembot, the Femme Fatale, and the Male Psyche In her essay Women in Film Noir, Janey Place explores these and other questions relating to the enigmatic figure of the Femme Fatale in film noir. By picking apart her arguments and claims, one can find ideas and concepts that shed equal illuminationContinue reading “Feminism and the Figure of the Fembot (Part 4.2 of 7)”