Empowerment in Enough

One movie that has really got me thinking this semester about women’s empowerment has been Enough.  I think this is partially because of the role of domestic abuse in the film. In the beginning of the film Enough, Slim plays the role of a stereotypical woman.  Indeed, the only we way we can truly individualize…

Harry Potter and Lacan

Inspired by this post on ACVoice, I started thinking about Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised in relation to Lacan. When explaining to Harry the Mirror of Erised, Albus Dumbledore said, “Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would…

The Wild Boy and the Mirror Stage

In my French class, we watched a movie called “The Wild Child” based on a true story about a twelve year-old boy who was found in the woods of France at the beginning of the nineteenth century.  He has been abandoned as a toddler, and has found a way to survive by himself.  He has…

“23” and Lacan

Within Lacan fresh in my head, I immediately noticed the presence of the mirror shots in Miley Cyrus’s new music video for “23.” The first shot is seen at 0:41 and the second at 5:01. While Lacan focuses on the mirror stage, which occurs between the ages of 6 and 18 months, the video made…