Painted Yellow is a commentary upon feminist and social discourses during American stations in the Philippines and the present. There is a reference to Laura Mulvey’s ‘spectatorial gaze’ of the male upon women and the colonial gaze, examined in Shimizu’s theory of racialised sexuality, looking specifically at Asian women. Painted Yellow also questions the transgenerational colonial mentality, which is the upbringing of feeling inferior compared to other races passed down to other generations. Virrey wanted to reveal how it impacts our intimate relationships and self-perception, due to our long standing history of colonialism and lack of national identity.
Isabelle Bianca Virrey
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