Psycho-Analytic theory as restrictive - Talk to Her

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  • Talk to Her transcending Psycho-Analytic Theory (restrictive)
    • Dr. Roncero's office
      • Black and white, binary, stark, no humanity.
        • Possibly Almodovar suggesting cannot analyse in one particular way - through one particular theory.
        • Benigno's vague explination of sexuality.
          • Freud notoriously rejected homosexuality, Almodovar doesn't confine characters to particular sexuality.
            • Scene in prison - "I was going to tell them you were my boyfriend."
    • Sexuality
      • Freud notoriously rejected homosexuality, Almodovar doesn't confine characters to particular sexuality.
        • Scene in prison - "I was going to tell them you were my boyfriend."
    • Real therapy of film is talking - diegesis.
      • Benigno telling Marco to talk to Alicia.
      • Benigno talking to Alicia as if she were fully conscious.
    • Lydia adopting a masculine guise by being a bull-fighter,
      • Scene where she's in the bullring - surrounded by males - only female.
      • Poetically portrayed where she is being dressed before the bullfight.

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