#117 - The Babysitter (2)
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blood of the innocent because they made a deal with the Devil. This central plot point has two implications in terms of feminist gaze. Firstly, Bee is specifically denying autonomy to her male victim. She has decided that he will serve a “great purpose,” because to her, getting what she wants is the greatest possible purpose. Secondly, the fact that she is engaging in these specific actions, for these specific desires, in service of a deal with the Devil, creates an entirely new spin on the way the film deal with power dynamics between genders.
Bee’s deal with the Devil reflects her actions inside the Truth or Dare circle. She is playing on patriarchal expectation and requirement in order to get what she wants. Within the game, she follows the rules and ‘kisses’ everyone – as...
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