Tuesday, January 24, 2012
fractured action: romantic rules in HAYWIRE
how HAYWIRE, Steven Soderbergh's new female protag -fronted action film, chronicles complications of heterosexual romance.
she loves her Dad, and he loves her back.
That pure and strong familial connection lets us know that she is the healthy one. it is only the men she gets involved with who let her down. THEY have the issues.
she gets a lot of action.
she has to get away from all these men in her life.
the relationships are not mutually beneficial.
to survive her relationship, she must make decisions quickly...never doubt herself. make a choice; commit to it, execute. she must always think three steps ahead to make sure she is protected...to see what her options will be in any situation that could arise in the next 3 minutes.
she would never be so foolish as to trust a male partner to protect her--she is her own responsibility.
Her status in the world is unstable. She gains security only when she can know, with certainty, when and where she can expect to engage with her man. he may call, but it is up to her to answer.
It is so hard to get out of a toxic relationship that she has to continually try to escape. Failing to extract herself, she must keep trying to finally attain her freedom from these clingy lovers. they just won't let go.
relationships always end over issues of loyalty and money.
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