HOW ‘WESTWORLD’ SUBVERTS THE MADONNA AND THE WHORE COMPLEX

The first episode of “Westworld” is a kind of endurance test in watching sexual violence against women.

We see a protagonist, Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood), experience one horrific day in a constant loop: after a peaceful trip into town she returns home to find her mother and father murdered. Her beau, Teddy, is killed right in front of her. She is dragged into a nearby barn, screaming, where she is raped offscreen. She’s forced to relive that trauma over and over again ― and we live it with her.

VIA: http://westworld-daily.tumblr.com/post/154165661421/how-westworld-subverts-the-madonna-and-the-whore

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