Lizardi, Ryan: "Scott Pilgrim vs. hegemony. Nostalgia, remediation, and heteronormativity." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.2 (2013), S. 245–256.
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Keywords: "Scott Pilgrim", Canada, Gender, O’Malley. Bryan Lee, Sexuality
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
The Scott Pilgrim comic-book series is a significant cultural text on many levels including its relationship to the past, to the comic-book medium, and to socio-cultural power dynamics. Through a close reading of this popular series, this analysis explores the ways in which Scott Pilgrim builds up potential to address ideological issues in a progressive manner through its ironic nostalgic stance and its reliance on medium-bending cultural references. The issue is that this comic-book series squanders this potential and ends up reaffirming dominant hegemonic gender roles and a dangerous brand of heteronormativity. This reaffirmation is especially problematic considering Scott Pilgrim’s wide cultural influence across comics, film and video games. Scott fights many foes in this series, but hegemony in the form of dominant gender roles and sexuality seem to be one fight Scott cannot win.
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