Unformatted text preview: against his parents and town could have perhaps been far more traumatic than shown by Berliner. The film deals with a serious issue with less seriousness than it deserves. I Am my Own Woman , on the other hand, overexposes the issue, pushing it to the extremes, to the point of causing discomfort to the audience. The film has explicit views on homosexuality and sexuality in general. Though Ballad of Little Jo boldly displays eroticism too, it keeps the story grounded without stretching it too far, unlike Praunheim’s film. The latter tends to have a dark and almost morbid feel to it. Ballad of Little Jo , however, realistically tells the story of Josephine. It does not make fun of her tragedy or personal problems and neither does it try too hard to evoke sympathy from the audience by overexposing. It makes it possible for the audience to connect with it by being simple, easy and just as it is....
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- Spring '11
- Ma Vie en, transgenderism, Little Jo, Ma vie en rose, Alain Berliner