scotophil

scotophil

(ˈskɒtəˌfɪl)
adj
(Biology) liking or thriving in darkness
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Problematically, even as Ruilove may be seeking to unpack the sexualized violence of scotophil intrinsic to normative filmic representations of women, she has adopted a traditionally male voyeuristic gaze, offering up just another femme fatale who can find no emancipation from this condition.