The Hunger Games stands in opposition not just to one book/series, but to a whole popular culture rooted in the imagination of women as sexual objects.
Seeing Catching Fire again made me think of Valerie Walkerdine’s article Popular Culture and the Eroticization of Little Girls that we read, specifically the section on “Eroticized Femininity and the Working-Class Girl.”
I would like to start of by saying that I love Katniss Everdeen. She’s strong, rash, willful, an all-around badass leading lady (Can I even use the word lady to describe her?). But the character I’m happiest to see on screen is Peeta. Yes folks, I’m Team Peeta and proud of it. Here’s how I…
The Hunger Games resemblances modern America in countless ways, and in Catching Fire we see a striking resemblance to how women in politics are conveyed in the media.
Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale” as interesting as the question itself?