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femme fatale

A mysterious and attractive woman who puts men in dangerous or compromising situations. James Bond is always able to see through the evil plot of the femme fatale.
See also: fatale, femme

a femme fatale

a woman who is sexually attractive but who is likely to cause trouble for men who are attracted to her She plays a Russian femme fatale in the latest Bond film.
See also: fatale, femme
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Many commentators have noted how the fatale as spider-woman combines physical seductiveness with lethal ambition: a drive for personal independence within which the man is no longer a romantic object of desire.
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Feminist activists and scholars have always had trouble with the image of the particularly wicked women called femme fatale, says Binias, and argues that the difficulty is linked to an a priori conjecture of many feminists that it is always men who have a problem, and this problem is women.
As depicted in Gustav Adolphe Mossa's 1907 painting Eva-Pandora, Pandora was, along with Eve, another "literary prototype" for the femme fatale (p.
Everything goes hourglass shaped when the story's femme fatale, Neola Durwin, enters the picture.
The tough, cynical private eye that may not be as crooked as he seems, the intricate plot, the femme fatale, the outsized villains, the object of lust and desire--it's all here.
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The order of the stories in the collection has significance, for the stories are from the early, middle, and later periods of the Ming fiction respectively, and thus the order enables the reader to follow the evolution of the femme fatale motif through time.
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The kitsch figures of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum invade the painting galleries of the Walters Art Museum, and Melvin van Peebles, who appears as himself, is stalked by a femme fatale who traverses stereotypes of black power, blaxploitation, and black science fiction.