Thank you to our Co-producer patron Kevin Wetter for selecting this week’s topic!
This 2009 TV show, helmed by Joss Whedon, was meant to be a thematic exploration of identity and sexuality but many have argued about its problematic story. Was that because of corporate interference or Whedon’s own issues with feminist representation?
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- Adams, Pippa. Women in Science Fiction: Opportunities and Constraints of Representations in Postfeminist Worlds
- Joss Whedon on Comic Books, Abusing Language and the Joys of Genre
- JOSS WHEDON TALKS FIREFLY, DOLLHOUSE AND LEAVING TELEVISION
- The Mind-Transplant Script Whedon Wrote Before Dollhouse
- Anderson, D. (2016). Echoes of Frankenstein: Shelley’s Masterpiece in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Our Relationship with Technology. Slayage, 43, 1
- Kitchens, J. (2016). Object Entanglements: From Postmodern Subjectivity to Posthuman Thingness in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Studies in Popular Culture, 38(2), 1.
- Rogers, S. (2011). Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 22(2), 153.
- Avni, S. (2008). Inside the Dollhouse. Mother Jones, 33(6), 88–89.
- Jensen, J. (2008). Welcome to the “Dollhouse” Fan Frenzy. Entertainment Weekly, (997), 14.
- The Expired Feminism of Joss Whedon
- In defence of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse
- Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse: Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity, edited by Sherry Ginn, Alyson R. Buckman, Heather M. Porter
- “Fantasy Is His Business, but It Is Not His Purpose” by Alyson R. Buckman
- The Fascinating No-Consent Fantasia of Dollhouse and Mad Men
- POSTMORTEM: WHY WE HATED DOLLHOUSE. AND WHY WE LOVED IT.