I sometimes wonder whether flirting is still an art these days?
Of course flirting in itself may be frowned upon, but it is mostly considered innocent in itself.
Does anybody have a good scene that puts the art back into flirting?
Perhaps it was successful as the film implied, or perhaps it ended with a cruel retort?
Is there a gender performance and assumption about flirting?
Is the flirtatious male sometimes projected onto the female?
Does flirting sometimes begin with hostility?
Or is that just a movie trope?
Can we trust the movies on flirting?
Whatever the case, books, film and popular culture have focused on the tension of romantic interplay, and perhaps that has changed very little.
The interest is not sex itself, but rather the codes that are at times implicit in social interaction, and what they may reveal on gender relations at
Since film, and even adverts, are highly stylized to send a short message about gender identity and performance, the theme of flirting in even
innocuous material should not be overlooked.
Here's one of my favorite scenes with heterosexual flirting (as a comedy): Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill from the film Watch Out We're Mad:
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Well for me that's a good choice.
Been a while since I saw that classic movie, but I recall back in the day discussing the gender messages in the alternative students' "pit".
It's a strange scene, because one would expect the protagonists to side with the subaltern or oppressed, yet they also kill women and Native
They are psychopaths after all, and no Robin Hoods.
Perhaps women also conspired against Malory when she was being abused - her mother didn't protect her.
In that sense women also allow and further violent masculinity - a pattern she repeats to the superlative.
But yeah, she acts flirtatious and thereby elicits a scene of violence.
Arguably some form of violence would have happened anyway (from the dysfunctional masculinity of the characters she meets here).
A good scene.
Remembering the most flirtatious and hot-blooded female character on television ever.
Blanche Devereaux from The Golden Girls.
The only woman who could consistently flirt, with or without a man actually being present.
She seemed to flirt with the very idea of flirting.
Those were the years of conservatism and the moral majority.
Yet, nobody ever complained about Blanche.
And who could blame her?
She was just an unpretentious, salt of the earth southern belle in touch with her feelings.
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