Chance For Love - part 1 of Manufactured Romance

Anne Ramsden

1983, 30:00 minutes, colour, English


This tape is part 1 of a 3 part series. The main character, Candie Cane, a writer of romance fiction, is attempting to write a more "realistic" kind of romance story, one which might include contemporary dilemmas a woman might find herself in (eg., having an abortion). Her publisher, Rick Hobbs, is not sympathetic to this. Simultaneously, Candie (divorced and lonely) joins a dating agency, in search of love.
The tape looks at female friendship, women's roles and occupations, traditional male/female relationships, cultural stereotypes and media formulations of these subjects.

Manufactured Romance est une série de trois vidéos: Chance for Love, Beauty, Passion and Power et Emotional Ground.

Anne Ramsden amène un point de vue critique, féministe, sur les fictions télévisées. Elle utilise l'approche mélodramatique du téléroman. La série montre comment l'intériorisation des relations sociales véhiculées par les media façonne les individus et crée une image stéréotypée de la femme.

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