Marina Heung argues that “Imitation of Life … promote[s] certain ideologies about woman’s place in relation to gender, class, and race. Yet the film might be less worthy of this analysis if it did not offer the possibility of a subversive reading that provides a corrective to, although it may not undermine, the dominant ideologies of the film.” In “What’s the Matter with Sara Jane,” Heung offers an “alternative reading [that] reveals Sara Jane, rather than Lora or Annie, to be the center of disturbance in this film” (31). Are you persuaded by Heung’s analysis? In your view, are there other subversive features in the film?
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