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Month: December 2010

Castrating the Straight Male Gaze on Bayonetta (or at least making room for other ones!)

First, a disclaimer: I’m nearly a year late to the party on Bayonetta. There are several reasons for this, and almost all of them boil down to grad school. I rediscovered the game recently while doing research for my prospectus, stumbling into Chris Dahlen’s blog about Bayonetta’s sexuality as a weapon. I usually don’t dig oversexed vixens for my female characters, but something about Dahlen’s piece piqued my curiosity. Black Friday sales made it a good time to purchase the title. My obsession took me through the game in three… Read more Castrating the Straight Male Gaze on Bayonetta (or at least making room for other ones!)