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John Mundy and Glyn White

constructions of femininity offered in classical Hollywood cinema are not severely limited or to suggest that the female body is not fetishised and exploited. Yet a restatement of Mulvey’s argument in the context of film comedy must recognise that a female star’s iconicity is not merely a product of the camera, but depends both on the qualities of the individual actor and on investment in it by an audience

in Laughing matters