Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 40 in a series – Gender Bending

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The overall feminist discourse nurtured by the creative team on the show continued in the second season. “Wild Monkees” offers a look at both feminism and masculinity with a side order of gender-bending when a pack of female bikers arrives at a broken down old hotel where the band is playing, while also working as bell hops and waiters to earn the right to play. Upon their arrival, swathed in sunglasses, helmets and scarves, the female bikers are assumed to be men until one of them kisses Davy, revealing herself to be a female to the audience and to Davy. 

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The overall feminist discourse nurtured by the creative team on the show continued in the second season. “Wild Monkees” offers a look at both feminism and masculinity with a side order of gender-bending when a pack of female bikers arrives at a broken down old hotel where the band is playing, while also working as bell hops and waiters to earn the right to play. Upon their arrival, swathed in sunglasses, helmets and scarves, the female bikers are assumed to be men until one of them kisses Davy, revealing herself to be a female to the audience and to Davy.

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