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Author: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Title: Fair Games and Wasted Youth

Subtitle: Twenty-five Years of Australian Rape-Revenge Film (1986-2011)

Journal: Metro Magazine: Media & Education Magazine

Volume: -

Issue: 170

Year: September 2011

Pages: 86-89

ISSN: 0312-2654 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Oceanian History: Australian History | Representations: Films; Types: Gang Rape; Victims: Revenge


Link: Informit (Restricted Access)



– »The article discusses the culture of rape-revenge films in Australia. It mentions that rape-revenge films focuses on the act of sexual violence and stories related to vengeance for sexual violence. It states that film industry in the country has proven its capability on producing diverse and challenging rape-revenge films that are equal to its international counterparts. It says that the films "The Boys" and the "Blockrock" are both based on a real-life gang rape cases.« (Source: EBSCOhost Connection)

– »Films where acts of sexual violence are avenged - usually the province of exploitation and horror - are often reviled as vulgar schlock. Focusing on local examples of these films, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas argues that there is much more to the rape-revenge trope than cheap thrills.« (Source: Informit)

Wikipedia: History of Oceania: History of Australia / History of Australia since 1945 | Film: Australian films / Blackrock (film), The Boys (1998 film) | Film: Rape and revenge film | Sex and the law: Gang rape