Horror Blackademics: Rooney Elmi's Black Femininity as the Monstrousness Video Essay
She's recently created a video essay, "Black Femininity as the 'Monstrousness'" that was a must share. It's just under 15 minutes so along with the video below, I wanted to offer a few overview points to consider before watching:
Black feminism - in regards to intersectionality (how Black women are susceptible to race, class, and gender oppression).
Blaxploitation horror - an imbalance of stories about full, complicated, and interesting Black women.
Barbara Creed's The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psycholanalysis' seven deadly sins.
Black female characters in Blaxploitation horror films.
Black Femininity as the Monstrousness: Exploring Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Diasporic Culture In Blaxploitation Horror