Anatomy of a Mermaid : Subverting the performative image of the pregnant woman. / Paramo Perez, Adriana.

In: Screenworks, Vol. 11, No. 1, 19.02.2021.

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Anatomy of a Mermaid: Subverting the performative image of the pregnant woman, by Adriana Páramo Pérez, is a video essay which explores the use of parody in the play Anatomía dunha serea / Anatomy of a Mermaid by Galician actress Iria Pinheiro to share the experiences of obstetric violence she went through during and after childbirth. Páramo Pérez interrogates how the use of humour to portray pregnant women in films has helped to perpetuate a performative image of this experience rather than subverting the imaginary, opening up a conversation about how to portray this uncomfortable topic on screen.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2021
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