The Distinction between genders - Director Study: Baz Luhrmann The Distinction between genders. There is some contention surrounding the issue of feminism within Moulin Rouge. 'The bird in a gilded cage' is a classic. Synopsis Baz Luhrmanns Moulin Rouge! How do I look?: Costume, Excess and Ambiguity in Moulin Baz Luhrmann and wife Catherine Martin auction off props Top 20 erotiske noveller - sorteret efter antal stemmer (2001) is a film that plays ambiguously with stereotypes and parody. One of the major tools it deploys in this is the. Cagaster of an Insect Cage. My Husband's Penis Won't Fit. Like the brightly coloured parrot in the cage backstage, the dresses provide an image of a world that is gorgeously painted and draped, yet which can be seriously constrained by the apparatus that decorates; as Satine says after she falls from the trapeze in her. The masquerade also opens up the potential for an appropriation of the fetish; by excessively repeating the fetishistic terms in which she has been inscribed, a woman can potentially undermine those very terms. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Belknap Press. Like Mimi in La Boheme, Satine looks into the mirror to change herself, to be what they want her to be, she is an object controlled by Zidler, "What's his type?" she asks in an effort to impress the Duke for the benefit. The film plays dangerously with ambiguity, hybridity and paradox. In Satines case, she is able to appropriate the fetish as masquerade only within the context of theatrical performance; when she is re-absorbed into the narrative space she has much less control over the image. Despite the fetishised and fearsome nature of the cancan outfits, and despite the way the corsets and dresses potentially constrain the movement of the dancers, they do not function to re-contain the women. In this and other ways, costume comes very close to displacing character. It refers to the way in which visual arts are structured. The Signification of the Phallus (Bruce Fink, Trans.) Ecrits: a Selection.