Pedro Almodóvar ou la maternité performée

Abstract : Kinship is a prevalent theme in the films of Pedro Almodóvar: it can be related to the quest for the mother or the father (All About My Mother) or it appears through portraits of good or bad mothers. With the crisis of traditional models (couple and family), other forms are emerging as more viable alternatives. The films of the Spanish director question motherhood, while it expands concepts of kinship and maternity: it allows us to see other models, new representations of motherhood through transsexuals who become mothers. Therefore his dedicate, at the end of All About My Mother, to women actresses, to men who pretend to be women, makes sense because, for Almodóvar, you were not born a mother / father, you become one.
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Belén Hernandez Marzal. Pedro Almodóvar ou la maternité performée. Transtext(e)s Transcultures : Journal of Global Cultural Studies, Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, 2013, genre et filiation : pratiques et représentations, ⟨10.4000/transtexts.485⟩. ⟨hal-00940735⟩



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