12a representation essay

When taking notes on Rihanna’s video please consider the following aspects:

  1. Is she powerful/in control or weak?
  2. Is she morally good or bad?
  3. Laura Mulvey’s male gaze theory
  4. Naomi Wolf’s iron maiden theory
  5. Sue Lees – ‘asking for it’
  6. The shot type and the desired effect on the audience
  7. The camera angle and the desired effect on the audience
  8. The mise en scene – costume, lighting, setting – what do all of these signify and why?
  9. Stereotypes
  10. Countertypes
  11. Masculinity
  12. Femininity
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