Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema
Routledge – 1998 – 234 pages
Working Girls investigates the thematic concerns of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and its ambivalent articulation of women as both active, and defined by sexual performance, asking whether new Hollywood cinema has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities.
Whether analysing the rise of films centred around female friendships, or the entrance of pop stars such as Whitney Houston and Madonna into film, Working Girls is an authoritative investigation of the presence of women both as film makers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.
'Working Girls presents useful analyses of the figure of the working woman in cinema that are thought-provoking and astute assessments of the cultural content of popular film. Much of this book is riveting, both in content and presentation.' - Brenda A. Risch, Scope: online journal of film studies