A sexualidade como resistência em Ninfomaníaca, de Lars von Trier

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This research aims to analyze events and elements of the sexual life of Joe, protagonist of the film Nymphomaniac I and II (2013), by director Lars von Trier, in order to explore how the character traces forms of resistance based on her sexuality. Through the frames and the filmic narrative, this research will approach three episodes that demonstrate how the character's conduct reflects ways of (r)existing in the face of attempts to normalize, standardize and control that fall under her. Initially, approaching its cinematographic language, its patriarchal values ​​and the representation of women in mainstream (Hollywood) cinema. Subsequently, it will present the elements and paths of the narrative, such as synopsis, characters and narrator, reflecting on Joe's narration of herself and, lastly, will seek to contemplate reflections on sexuality as a form of resistance for the protagonist. For this, the study will rely on theorists from the cinematographic fields, such as Laura Mulvey (1973) and E. Ann Kaplan (1995); narrative fields, Pierre Bourdieu (1986) and Contardo Calligaris (1998); sexuality fields, as Foucault (1999); and related topics, such as motherhood, Elisabeth Badinter (1985), to discuss the myth of maternal love, among others. The analysis will be explored by mixing elements of the corpus with the theoretical material that supports this research.



Ninfomaníaca, Lars von Trier, Linguagem cinematográfica, Sexualidade, Resistência, Nymphomaniac, Lars von Trier, Cinematic language, Sexuality, Resistance


GIANVECHIO, H. M. A sexualidade como resistência em Ninfomaníaca, de Lars von Trier. 2020. 122 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2020.