“Closer”, my favorite play/film
My favorite play and film is “Closer” and I had never realized it before, but the women are excluded from using computers. The two men chat online. One man pretends to be a woman, seducing the man into having cyber-sex. This thought was sparked by another student’s post which spoke about the way in which an online community allows a person to dawn a sex or gender identity which is not their own. Do the ideas of men being controlling and women being manipulative/seductive carry over into the cyber community? How could one know for sure without certain knowledge of the subject’s sex/gender? I believe the cyber community could, therefore, be a “place” where stereotypes can be eliminated. This is still an idea I am wrestling with, but I think there is a lot to explore here.