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By Kathleen Rowe

Unruly girls were creating a spectacle of themselves in movie and on tv from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. during this groundbreaking paintings, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman—often a voluptuous, noisy, joke-making insurgent or "woman on top"—uses humor and extra to undermine patriarchal norms and authority.At the center of the e-book are unique analyses of 2 hugely profitable unruly women—the comic Roseanne Arnold and the Muppet omit Piggy. placing those figures in a deeper cultural standpoint, Rowe additionally examines the evolution of romantic movie comedy from the classical Hollywood interval to the current, exhibiting how the comedic roles of actresses corresponding to Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Marilyn Monroe provided another, empowered photograph of girls that differed sharply from the "suffering heroine" portrayed in classical melodramas.

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