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.

Translated title of the contributionChe vuoi? Enjoying the perverse symptome in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)613-621
Number of pages9
JournalEvolution Psychiatrique
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Film
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Perversion
  • Transsexualism
  • Transvestism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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