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Lacan’s concept of objet petit a in “Gadis Kretek”

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Gadis Kretek


Written by Isti Marta Sukma, originally published in Personal Blog

Nov 15, 2023

I recently caught a new Indonesian series titled “Gadis Kretek”, or “Cigarette Girl”, premiered in Netflix. It’s set in 1960s Indonesia, and the historical backdrop piqued my interest. The series revolves around themes of womanhood in Indonesia, freedom, Indonesia’s darkest history in the 1960s and love, but there’s an underlying element that goes beyond these aspects – a kind of “desire” that isn’t exactly what it appears to be.

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