Che vuoi? Jouir du symptôme pervers dans le cinéma de Pedro Almodóvar

Translated title of the contribution: Che vuoi? Enjoying the perverse symptome in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

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Abstract

The latest film of Pedro Almodóvar, Bad Education, treats the theme of pedophilia in the context of the Catholic boarding school in Franco's Spain. In a larger sense, since the film posits the adoption of a perverse lifestyle (drug addiction, transvestism and prostitution) as a result of childhood sexual abuse, the film continues the director's ongoing exploration of faulty perception of body image and deviant sexualities. This paper attempts to review and clarify the structural character of perversion, calling on the example of fetishism, to distinguish the originality of transvestism in relation to this structure and finally to differentiate perversion and transsexuality, a category often evoked in the context of Almodóvar's cinema. This study reviews the appearance of body dysmorphophobia and the difficulty of diagnosing perversion or psychosis.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)613-621
Number of pages9
JournalEvolution Psychiatrique
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Transvestism
sexual abuse
drug abuse
body image
Motion Pictures
childhood
lifestyle
education
Pedophilia
Spain
Sex Work
Body Image
Sex Offenses
Sexuality
Psychotic Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
prostitution
Life Style
sexuality
Education

Keywords

  • Film
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Perversion
  • Transsexualism
  • Transvestism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Che vuoi? Jouir du symptôme pervers dans le cinéma de Pedro Almodóvar. / Blake, Nancy.

In: Evolution Psychiatrique, Vol. 70, No. 3, 01.01.2005, p. 613-621.

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