When taking notes on Rihanna’s video please consider the following aspects:
- Is she powerful/in control or weak?
- Is she morally good or bad?
- Laura Mulvey’s male gaze theory
- Naomi Wolf’s iron maiden theory
- Sue Lees – ‘asking for it’
- The shot type and the desired effect on the audience
- The camera angle and the desired effect on the audience
- The mise en scene – costume, lighting, setting – what do all of these signify and why?