Violent Women: The Roundup


Check out all of the posts from our Violent Women Theme Week here.

Timorous Killers: The Breach of Shyness in Polanski’s ‘Repulsion’


The eye we see in the film’s opening credits belongs to Carol and encapsulates her relationship to the internal and external worlds. To outside observers, Carol’s large, doe-like eyes are a signifier of her feminine allure, but, as is made palpable to the viewer, they also house her intense fear and constitute a deceptive barrier against the malignant traumas that disturb her internal world.