This issue of Gender Forum focuses on the representation of gender and gender relations, as well as sex and sexuality, in contemporary film. Movies – from mainstream blockbusters to low-budget indie films – present a mirror of our culture. They both consciously and subconsciously engage with cultural tropes and narratives and reflect the ways in which our behaviors and actions are governed by gendered expectations. Sometimes they do so by presenting opportunities for subverting normative categories and sometimes they cast a spotlight on everyday situations that otherwise often go unnoticed or uncommented. 

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Gender and Contemporary Film