I do think that the director Janie Babbit did participate in the 'feminisation of camp'. But I feel that that particular feminisation only applied to the gay male characters in the film. Again, keeping with mainstream portrayals of lesbians, they were more turned into sex objects than anything else, and the 'male gaze' was quite reserved for them, and mocked the gay men on the screen. I feel it continues to re-inforce the binary. The only gender-queer individual in the film was trivialised and that completely de-tracted from the possibility of having gender variance. I also don't think it re-claimed camp for queer women directors. It still mainly focused on the gay male characters and fetishized all the lesbian characters. Overall, I felt that it was not an empowering film.
Feminisation of Camp
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