Review: Movie Discussion: The Handmaiden (2016) by Park Chan-Wook —from Queer Book & Movie Club (Singapore)

Juan, Anne, Yisheng, and Aaron showed up for the screening. We discussed the ambivalence towards lesbianism depicted in the film. It’s generally a positive portrayal although the sex scenes appear to be fetishized for a male heterosexual audience. While the film inherited this flaw from the book, we wondered why there is no positive portrayal […] … Continue reading