It occurred to me that it would be boring to talk about every genre in terms of my own worldview, so I’ll probably tackle them as lenses to other worldviews instead. However, I think it might be worth considering what my exploitation flick would look like, rather than talking about what someone else’s exploitation flick would like, because there are a few problems I have with the genre which would impact or limit its use. Thinking about this will let me dig a bit more into the genre than I otherwise would dig and it will give me a reason to talk about finding genres which wouldn’t work for someone’s worldview.
- displaying an abundance of stereotypes or common place trope about the subject matter, such that collecting these references marks a specific identity;
- a penchant for taboo violations, such as a sacrilege, body horror, cannibalism, etc.;
- enthusiastic/gratuitous nudity and sex, with a pretty unapologetic heterosexual male perspective; and
- enthusiastic/gratuitous violence, with a pretty unapologetic pleasure in gore and explosions over, for instance, choreography of fighting;
What about you? Does it sound like exploitation flicks would work for you? Are there other genres that wouldn’t?