Girl On A Motorcycle
a doctrine or belief centered on the phallus, esp. a belief in the superiority of the male sex.
In the film, Girl On A Motorcycle, Rebecca is viewed as a sexual object to man. The film revolves around her on a huge motorcycle, (which is referred to as a "him" throughout the movie), the fact that she is wearing nothing underneath her jumpsuit, and sex. Even though Rebecca is the one driving the motorcycle, it seems as if the motorcycle is really the one in charge. Phallocentrism and the "male gaze" are very clear in this film. Rebecca is outlined by windows and doors from the very beginning of the film and continues to be throughout the entire movie. She dreams of men rubbing up on her and grabbing her and when in reality they don't, she assumes they are queer. Rebecca is always searching for attention and is extremely dependent on her lover. In the beginning of the film, it's as if it will be a liberating experience for Rebecca, but really, she is just looking for approval and attention from Daniel. Definately not a liberating film for women.