Feminist Themes In Frankenhooker
Frankenhooker, written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, fits easily into the is a 1980’s counter culture horror genre. It shares stylistic and thematic material with films like Society, The Stuff, Terrorvision, and Meet The Applegates. It was released in 1990 just as the nation was emerging from the avarice and egotism of the Reagan era. Frankenhooker addresses these trends but it introduces some feminist themes. It particularly addresses objectification and its intersection with capitalism.