Live-tweeting autoethnography | Part 1 | Love For Male?


Introduction blog

The following paragraphs may contains spoilers of the film Love For Sale (2018).

Love For Male?

Love For Sale(2018) is an Indonesian romance film about a man trying so desperately not to lose a bet that he hires a girlfriend through a “dating service” (is it dating if you are paying?) to accompany him to a wedding only to realise her services last 45 days. In recognition of the ways individual experience impacts research (Ellis et al. 2011), my live-tweets reflect a personal struggle with the films gender power dynamics due to a confliction with my feminist framework.

The below tweet highlights that being unable to understand the spoken language of the film was the first significant recognition that the film is from a community differing from mine.

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