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Jackson Sheu

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Transcript of sex

Writer's often avoid writing sex scenes
can be difficult and embarassing
When they do, the sex is usually about something else
pleasure, sacrifice, submission, rebellion, supplication, domination, enlightenment
Main Ideas
It's all about
Main Ideas
writers often disguise sex as objects, scenery, or actions
comply with censorship laws
protect the innocence of the young
Ch 16 Examples
... Except Sex
Ch 17 Examples
Ch 17 Examples
Main Ideas
Writers sometimes avoid writing sex scenes
can be difficult, cliche, and embarrassing
When they do write about sex, it's usually about something else
pleasure, sacrifice, submission, rebellion, resignation, supplication, domination, enlightenment
If She Comes Up, It's Baptism
Main Ideas
getting wet/ going underwater symbolizes rebirth
drownings, baths, rain, crossing rivers
new life, new outlook, or new personality
Ch 18 Examples

Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Romeo and Juliet have consummated their marriage.
The flowing white bedsheets represent sex
The Conjuring (2013)
Cars (2006)
The Office: S6E16 "The Delivery"
A Visit from the Goon Squad:
Chapter 3, Ask me if I Care
Streetcar named Desire
Gattaca (1998)
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Kuzco is initially arrogant and self-centered
The storm symbolizes the cleansing of his ego.
After the storm, Kuzco becomes more modest
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
the rain washes away Lewis's past
gives him a new outlook on life
he accepts his fate and keeps moving forward
A Streetcar Named Desire is about the sexual activities of the main character Blanche. In this play , Williams shows how her sexual activity leads to her downfall. Instead of using sex as an indication of love or pleasure, he uses it to show consequences,in this case death. She continually is persistent with her sexuality thinking that she will return to the blissful youthfulness of her past.
never mentions sex
scene cuts to the curtains
sex is implied
Dwight wants to procreate with Angela to increase his wealth
their sex is not because of love
Vincent beats his brother in a swimming competition
He realizes he is capable of doing bigger and better things despite his inferior genes
The ocean baptizes him; this is the start of Vincent's new life
Lightning McQueen and Sally show their love in this scene
Beautiful landscapes can be suggestive
The tunnels could represent female sex organs
Lightning McQueen is splashed several times; he is literally getting dirty
In chapter 3, Jocelyn performs fellatio on Lou during a concert
For Jocelyn it represents rebellion
For Lou it represents pleasure and domination
The End!
Thanks for watching!
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