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The Femme False In Red Harvest

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The femme fatale was identified as ‘vicious women’ by critics and yet, the women in Red Harvest and L.A Confidential show no attributes that do not first appear in the male characters. The strong female characters challenge the presentation of traditional masculinity and femininity, creating a crossover between the two which creates this ‘vicious women’ that challenges the masculine position of power. Dinah Brand is open about her sins; especially her greed. Financial freedom, means independence. Whereas men had existed in the work field, and the women in the domestic, the femme fatale defies this. Therefore, she becomes the ‘vicious women’ threatening the man’s position as the financial provider in the relationship. However, I would argue
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