Labels are often dangerous and limiting to an individuals identity due to the fact that they are constantly being judged by their label, and may also limit themselves because of the label they choose to use to identify themselves. Like Like. And agree with the first commenter that it one does not need to identify as a woman to be an aggressive. Excellent documentary and I am glad that it was created. Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2007. I like this analysis. As I saw a few of those being followed as totally not true to what they were claiming. You don’t see them for who they are now, rather for who they were emoting. Jayme Jackson says: May 21, 2015 at 8:28 am I appreciate your analysis of this reading since it was a bit difficult to get through … Change ), Week 15: 05/12/15, Response for “Afrofuturism/Chicanafuturism: Fictive Kin,” Iris Diaz, Week 15: 5/20/15 “Afrofuturism/Chicanafuturism Fictive Kin” by Gabriela Herrera, Week 12: Response to Angela Davis’ Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex: California and Beyond. This documentary delves into the world of AG's (or Aggressive women). These women hide female elements of their bodies and often adopt male personas. Sort of. He was sick of chasing down co-workers for information they promised to get him weeks ago. A number of the women choose to take part in drag parties and contests. From an educational standpoint, it allowed the world to see that these people do exist, they have a right to exist and their lives are not walk in the parks but they feel that their struggles are worth it. It is about who you are and it was refreshing to see that they were proud of it all. As a heterosexual woman that is open minded and interested in learning at least a little bit about everything I can, this dvd was interesting, entertaining, educational and eye opening. Keeling agrees that this is an important aspect of explaining queerness to an audience, but it lacks the ambiguity we’ll see presented in the third film, The Aggressives. 7 août 2013 - Cette épingle a été découverte par Léanne Bourguignon. Both of these films work to recite the past to better understand contemporary society. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. Gender, Sexuality and the Politics of Mobility. The one highly overweight woman (her name escapes me) I kept looking at her trying to figure where anyone would "mistake" her for a man. Throughout the movie the women try to define what "an aggressive" is, but as often is the case in areas of subcultures, there is no defined or obvious answer. From the interesting standpoint- it kept moving. Everyone’s mobility is impacted by labels you choose to associate yourself with, starting the documentary off with no expectations opens the viewer up to other identities. To be honest when watching the Agressives I had no idea why they couldn’t just call themselves butches or transgender or lesbians, but now I see its a whole nother identity these women want to associate themselves with.-Anaszsa Thompson. When a label such as lesbian or butch is too narrow, it is beneficial to create a new identity such as Aggressive that doesn’t have preconceived notions about it. Keeling’s paper is dense with concepts concerning how society views the world, but also the ways in which we can effectively rewrite ideology in the future. The first film, Looking for Langston, is a film that presents temporality of thinking by looking to explain the “desire” of homosexuality. I understand this doc is decades old but this documentary didnt give me enough insight into the communities. Although this is a tactic used because humans are more receptive to this type of material, it is also human nature, when comprehending new ideas, to use past experiences and history to formulate a background embedded with the current socially constructed views. For instance, if I were to meet either actor I would half expect them to act as they did in the movie. And one of the people was a self-identified transgender person, so you don’t have to be a woman to be an Aggressive. I found this post to be an interesting read and aided in my understanding of how the readings linked with the films. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In order to understand what Keeling explains in higher density is multiple layers of theory on the telling of history and how history can validate current social constructs, but also how the particular telling of stories can allow for concepts and ideology escape from us to be later understood. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. So they are louder and recently, they are becoming more and more extreme,” he says. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It's about 4 stud lesbians. Not to mention the non-black people consistently using the N word through out the doc. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 7-16- Margarita Miglio. Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2006, The director spent five years on this documentary and it shows. It was informative and directed to the minority’s of America’s society. Not ok. He was fed up hearing excuse after excuse, and growing tired of the complaining and water-cooler gossip. She uses the term “affect” in a different definition than “the motor tendency on a sensitive nerve.” She wants to focus less on how “affect” is used to describe feelings or emotions, but how affect works “involving the mental activity required to make sense of the world,” albeit in a potentially harmful way because, “affectivity accesses our individual past experiences and the forms of common sense we have forged over time (even when it breaks the sensory-motor link that chains us to the past), it has both subjective and collective elements to it.”. Although I realize that labels can be beneficial in order for individuals to identify themselves, I’m not convinced that a label such as an ‘aggressive’ (or any other label for that matter) is always beneficial. It also better helps you focus on their story rather than their ethnicity and or their sexual preference. Thirdly, the film she focuses on, The Aggressives, is a story that is told pedagogically in a particular way that excludes past constructions to invoke new thinking for the future. Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2008. One of the things that I really enjoyed about The Aggressives was that the documentary left the interpretation of the term up to the viewers. i'm dying to see it ! As I saw it, I was more of a "butch" than they were. It's a documentary i just found out about (6 years later) i really want to see it. Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2008. Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. I see more each time i watch it. Each of the six females presented in the documentary are extremely different in class, personality, choice of attire (even articulation) but all share the common thread of a lifestyle that is burdensome to some degree. To better understand the modalities of storytelling, Keeling references three different films that hope to provoke a break from the historically created contemporary conceptions of race and sexuality. They just want to live their lives. THE VOLUME WAS VERY LOW AND THE PICTURE WAS EXTREMELY BLURRY. These women hide female elements of their bodies and often adopt male personas. AG's cross so many economic and sociological boundaries, that is hard to strike a balance. Looking for movie tickets? However, each of the women defines and utilizes the term "aggressive" slightly differently. Jake mentioned that he was not entirely sure that being a lesbian was a requirement of being an aggressive, but I looked at an Aggressive as a subcategory of a lesbian. “Use past experiences and history to formulate a background embedded with the current socially constructed views.”. It is worth viewing more than once, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. I had heard a lot about this movie. Well I finally bought it when I learned that it was on DVD. ( Log Out /  The movie has its good points and some bad points. I think that a lot of documentaries should do this totals the focus off of the negative and give little room for judgement. Reply. To simplify this concept as much as possible, it can be explain as such: it is human nature to communicate ideas to others by first referencing to something they are already know to make sense of the “why” and “how” that thinking came to be. Your right, Keelings analysis was dense but your post helped me better understand the point Keeling... Cette épingle a été découverte par Léanne Bourguignon click an icon to Log in: you commenting! 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