Women, Pleasure, Film: What Lolas Want

Simon Richter


The Lola film is a distinct subgenre of the woman's film in which woman's claim to pleasure is entertained without recourse to the figure of the femme fatale. This book examines Lola as a specific and enduring aspect of the "new woman": woman's forthright claim to pleasure on her own terms, liberated from the usual constraints of sex and gender.