Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


"Approaching Flash Gordon" is a piece concerning heros and maleness, inspired by the 1984 movie Flash Gordon.
But Flash doesn’t know anymore if he is doing the right thing when “doing the right thing”.
Is it right or even ok to help a woman in danger, or is this just patriarchic chauvinism? Is it ok to help anybody at all, or is this always representing patriarchial power structures and gender roles, because he is, who he is? Should he find a new profession and actively decline his position as a hero, or would that be bullshit, because, after all, he’s not just a white man, but also just a human.

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