Women in Film: Scandalous Sisters GHUM 1094


OntarioLearn description: How are women represented in film? What kinds of stories are told about women’s experiences – and who is telling these stories? What kinds of women are represented in films – and what kinds of women don’t we see in mainstream movies? Women in Film - Scandalous Sisters explores and analyzes representations of women in a range of mainstream historical and contemporary films. Our focus is on movies that were seen as “scandalous” or controversial when they were released because of the “unconventional” behaviour and/or appearance of the central female character(s). We explore the historical, social and political factors that influenced both the representations of women in these films and the controversies that arose when the films were released. We also discuss how and why representations of women (both “scandalous” and “proper”) in film have changed over time and consider the future of women in film. Issues of gender, race, class and sexuality are central to our discussion and analysis.


Course Delivery Method:

This is an online course hosted by George Brown College but delivered via OntarioLearn. Teacher support will be available via email, and technical support will be available via phone.

Technical/Computer Requirements:

Refer to the basic technology requirements for OntarioLearn online courses.

Full Time Equivalent

GHUM 1024

Hours and Fees





Contact Information

Course Sections

Delivery Method: Online

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.