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how to read lacan by zizek & popular culture
banana = objet petit a
In my film class, we watched the “Banana” bonus scene from the movie Despicable Me. It’s so true… our desire is the desire of the Other. Minions and their damn produce.
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Lacan used to say, ‘To love is to give what you haven’t got.’ Which means: to love is to recognize your lack and give it to the other, place it in the other. It’s not giving what you possess, goods and presents, it’s giving something else that you don’t possess, which goes beyond you. To do that you have to assume your lack, your ‘castration’ as Freud used to say. And that is essentially feminine. One only really loves from a feminine position. Loving feminises. That’s why love is always a bit comical in a man. But if he lets himself get intimidated by ridicule, then in actual fact he’s not very sure of his virility.
JAM - On Love